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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Federalization of Noncriminal Law: Internet Gambling

The New York Times has this story headlined Congress Rethinks Its Ban on Internet Gambling:

WASHINGTON — With pressure mounting on the federal government to find new revenues, Congress is considering legalizing, and taxing, an activity it banned just four years ago: Internet gambling.

On Wednesday, the House Financial Services Committee approved a bill that would effectively legalize online poker and other nonsports betting, overturning a 2006 federal ban that critics say merely drove Web-based casinos offshore.

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