A new website permits US college students online gambling based on future grade performance.
Author / Joshua McCarthy
The long-awaited bill from Barney Frank regulating online gambling was heard today by the House Financial Services Committee, and Frank told the Representatives in attendance the measure is a matter of personal liberty and freedom.
News of China’s continuing crackdown on online gambling so resembles US action that the US seems, in this instance more like the totalitarian country than other democracies like the UK.
Anti-gambling groups are happy the UIGEA implementation will take effect June 1st, but legislation rendering the online casino ban moot is making slow progress and may give Internet gambling operators the last laugh.
While the religious wing of the Republican Party pushes for government to legislate against choices they don’t like, such as gaming at Internet casinos, Rand Paul seeks to allow individual liberties and limit government’s influence.
Some mainstream news outlets haven’t discovered that Professor John Kindt is a tainted source for scientific study of online gambling, resulting in the publication of a New York Post story filled with inaccuracies.
Anti-gaming special interests like the NFL and church groups are not the only opponents of Barney Frank’s measure to regulate online gambling, as many tribal casino operators are worried about losing exclusivity.
Circumstantial reports may indicate the US government is preparing its first case using the UIGEA online gambling ban, involving online poker operator Full Tilt.
After rumors had circulated that the UIGEA compliance date would be pushed back at the last second, the Treasury and Fed did exactly that, delaying the online casino ban another six months.
Even while the Kentucky online gambling domain case sits before the state Supreme Court, the English High Court has ruled that Kentucky’s seizure order, if upheld, still carries no weight in the UK.
Casinos in Atlantic City are hopeful the recession is ending for them, after seeing gaming results that show revenue decline slowing significantly.
Seventeen US Representatives signed a letter to the Treasury Department asking that online gambling payment processing bans not be implemented December 1st as scheduled.
Internet gambling legal authority Toy Cabot told an international conference of gaming insiders that online casino regulatory bills are unlikely to pass through the US Congress.
A man whose sole source of support is playing online poker saw his winnings confiscated in a decision by the Supreme Court of Denmark, saying laws against professional gambling apply both to land and Internet.
Delaware continued to be beaten like a rug by the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which further refined its decision of last week to allow the state’s sports betting lottery to only offer parlays of three or more teams, and only on NFL teams.
Famed conservative thinker George Will comes out for legalized online casinos and Internet poker.
Organizers of the new United Football League pooh-poohed NFL claims that gambling is a threat to sports, and said they hope sports betting helps their league as much as it has the NFL.