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Push To End Online Gambling Ban Gains Steam

February 8th, 2010 02:08 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

The Washington Post updates a story we discussed last spring about a push in the Democratic-controlled congress to legalize some forms of Internet gambling in the US. “Partly bankrolled by offshore gambling companies, the campaign has already persuaded the Obama administration to delay enforcement of a 2006 law cracking down on Internet wagers. … The federal government, which rarely prosecutes online gambling, would net billions of dollars in tax and licensing revenue if it were legalized, proponents say. … The outlook on Capitol Hill, however, is uncertain given a slate of unfinished business… [and] nervousness among Democrats about November midterm challenges. … [A politically conservative poker player said] ‘There’s a part of the party that always believes this isn’t something people should do. But I think it behooves the party to be a little more broad-minded on this issue.’”

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