Internet gambling is becoming part of this year’s state budget debate despite factors that suggest the odds could turn against legalizing it.

The headwinds are formidable. New Jersey is not getting the revenue from Internet games it thought it would; the anticipated revenue yield from tavern small games did not pan out for Pennsylvania, and the multibillionaire owner of one of the state’s most successful casinos in Bethlehem is leading a national lobbying campaign against Internet gambling.