Sunday, August 01, 2010

Congress considers substantial Internet gambling ban repeal

Legislation has been introduced to partially repeal the US ban on Internet gambling. This would be The Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act (H.R. 2267), as reported in a story by Mike Sachoff in Webpronews, link here.

The Govtrack link for the bill is here.

A couple of the key provisions mentioned in the summary are “Shields a financial transaction provider from liability for engaging in financial activities and transactions on behalf of a licensee, or involving a licensee, if such activities are in compliance with federal and state laws. Permits states and Indian tribal authorities to opt-out of Internet gambling activities within their respective jurisdictions.”

After I discontinued my old domain name hppub in 2005 (transferring everything to doaskdotell), an overseas casino picked it up and used it for about three years, despite the supposed Internet gambling ban, which was apparently very difficult to enforce.

Wikipedia attribution link for Las Vegas picture.

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