Now is everyone’s chance to be heard on how you feel on the subject of online Gambling. We all need to speak now or forever hold our peace so to say. Read this and go to the tools and let your voice be heard!! This could mean the difference on whether we can play online or not in the future.
Today experts in the fields of security and consumer safety testified before the House Committee on Financial Services to address legislation introduced by Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) that would regulate Internet gambling in the United States.
Statements from witnesses such as Professor Malcolm Sparrow of Harvard University, Michael Brodsky of YouBet.com, Parry Aftab of WiredSafety and Keith Whyte of the National Council on Problem Gambling provided evidence to Committee members that a regulatory framework for Internet gambling would protect consumers and ensure the integrity of Internet gambling financial transactions.
In the Harvard study “Can Internet Gambling Be Effectively Regulated? Managing the Risks,” released at today’s hearing, Sparrow stated, “The establishment of a well-regulated industry under U.S. jurisdiction would offer far better protection against online gambling’s potential social harms than outright prohibition… In the end, consumers in the United States would be better protected than they are now.”
As Congress evaluates the arguments in favor of regulating Internet gambling in the United States, it’s the perfect time to contact them to voice your support. Our online tools make it easy.
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As if online poker didn’t have enough hurdles in its race towards becoming a legal US pastime, now it also has to beat the clock.
The window of opportunity that opened when the Federal Wire Act of 1961 was re-evaluated on December 23, 2011 may be closing, particularly because Congress has yet to make a decision on anything, let alone the federal regulation of online poker.
A bill was introduced earlier this month by New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak which would regulate and legalize intrastate internet gambling. The bill specifically mentions online poker. Taking no chances, Lesniak also introduced a separate bill calling for a referendum to permit sports betting.Items discussed at the hearing included the legality of internet gambling and sports betting in the U.S.