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Monday, April 16, 2007

Fighting for Your Right to. . . Online Gamble?

From Rep. Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat, wants Congress to repeal a law that effectively bans online gambling by making it illegal for credit card companies to process online gaming receipts. The World Trade Organization rejected the law, enacted in 2006. Listen. . . [Mark Godsey]

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You are (or NPR is) mixing-and-matching two different laws. The WTO ruling, on behalf of Antigua and Berbuda, applied to pre-existing U.S. restrictions on online horse wagering and is different from the more recently enacted "no banking" rule recently in the news and targeted by Frank.


Posted by: KipEsquire | Apr 18, 2007 5:40:13 AM

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