Another entry into "things are better in Canada" column:
You can still can play poker online. Yep, the US has now arrested some folks who run the major online sites (Pokerstars, Full Tilt) and blocked their URL's. Good to know the morals of America are protected from gambling. Oh, states are proposing online poker within their boundaries? To raise money in a time of difficult budgets? Huh. It would make sense for the feds to do that, too, but we have to appease the social conservatives since gambling is a sin.
What is next? Dancing? Where is Wren when you need him?