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US House of Representatives Passes Anti-Internet Gambling Bill

Law, 2006-07-11, by TwoGun

The US House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at significantly curtailing the ability of Americans to gamble online (including online poker) by a vote of 319-93. The bill was primarily championed by Republicans in Congress, claiming that online gambling fuels gambling addiction, sucks billions of dollars out of the US economy, and is run primarily by shady operations.

The bill hypocritically exempts horse racing and a few other forms of gambling. For the bill to become law, it will need to pass the Senate. Most predict the bill will not be able to pass the Senate before the Congressional session ends in October because of time constraints.

More information about this story can be found in this Igaming News Article.

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