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July 14, 2006

House Passes Internet Gambling Bill

The House on Wednesday approved H.R. 4411, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Act by a vote of 317-93.  A similar bill was defeated in past congresses because of lobbying efforts by Jack Abramoff according to news reports.  The bill prohibits the placing of bets via the Internet and bars the use of electronic payments for wagers.

Some resources on this issue include

CRS Report:  Internet Gambling:  Overview of Federal Criminal Law
Order Code 97-619 A (November 29, 2004)

CRS Report:  Internet Gambling:  An Abridged Overview of Federal Criminal Law
Order Code RS21984 (November 29, 2004)

CRS Report:  Internet Gambling: A Sketch of Legislative Porposals in the 108th Congress
Order Code RS21487 (June 13, 2003)

CRS Report:  Internet Gambling: A Sketch of Legislative Porposals in the 106th Congress
Order Code RS20485 (January 11, 2001)

GAO Report:  Internet Gambling:  An Overview of the Issues
GAO-03-89 (December 2002)

GAO Report:  Interim Report on Internet Gambling
GAO-0201101R (Septe,ber 23, 2002)

The Internet Gambling web site (via unc.edu)

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