• US lawmakers seek online gambling bill compromise

    22 September 2006

    Newspaper

    REUTERS
    By Peter Kaplan

    WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Congressional leaders are trying to forge a compromise that would allow them to push through legislation banning most forms of Internet gambling, aides said on Thursday.

    Top House and Senate lawmakers have been trying to break a logjam that has stalled the Internet gambling legislation by attaching it to any one of a number of must-pass spending bills before the end of the year, aides said. However, they have yet to agree on a final deal.

    “I’m confident that (Senate Majority Leader Bill) Frist is intent on trying to make something happen. They are working hard,” one aide said.

    According to two sources familiar with the matter, one possible compromise would focus on a version of a bill already passed by the House, with some provisions opposed by the U.S. horse racing industry removed.

    The bill would prohibit most forms of Internet gambling and make it illegal for banks and credit card companies to make payments to online gambling sites.

    One lobbyist said backers considered trying to attach it to a defense spending bill, but a number of aides said they did not believe it would be possible.

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner, a Virginia Republican, has a reputation for not allowing non-germane measures to be attached to defense legislation.

    Lawmakers are scheduled to recess at the end of next week so they can campaign for the November elections. They are expected to return afterward to wrap up unfinished business.

    READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE AT REUTERS

    Related News

    • 14 February 2020

      Microgaming Reveals its February Line-up Taking Punters from Magical Forests to Space

      Developer and casino supplier Microgaming has unveiled its February 2020 line-up featuring new video slot titles. These high-quality and innovative offerings come from the usual crop of the supplier’s independent studios and content partners. Partnering with so many interesting and dynamic third-party providers has enabled this company to maintain a prolific release schedule of several games every month. Coming this February

      Read full article
    • 05 February 2020

      Microgaming to Drop the Beat with deadmau5 Branded Online Slot

      Microgaming is getting ready to drop a new musical branded offering with world-acclaimed DJ and producer, deadmau5. The online slot will be based on the electronic music producer’s latest tour – cube v3. A special treat for all fans of the musician… …is the fact his signature beats will be paired with stunning graphics that the artist has designed himself. The slot is coming later in 2020 and will prove to be a delight for all fans of dubstep and deadmau5.

      Read full article
    • 27 January 2020

      High 5 Games Release Thundering Buffalo Jackpot Dash Slot with Innovative Mechanics

      Developer, High 5 Games, is releasing a sequel of sorts to one of their successful titles from 2018. The game in question is Thundering Buffalo, now reimagined as Thundering Buffalo Jackpot Dash. This new video slot comes equipped with a host of new features chief of which is a multi-tier jackpot collection system that forms the second part of the title. Dashing for that Jackpot

      Read full article