Net Gambling Ban Not Dead Yet

If you like to gamble online, your luck may be about to change for the worse. After the House failed to approve the original Internet Gambling Prohibition Act in July, its champion, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia), has been rewriting it in hopes of attracting additional support. The proposal "says that no money orders or checks or credit cards can be used in an Internet gambling transaction," says Michelle Semones, a spokeswoman for Goodlatte. "If you take away that convenience of using your credit card, you'll lose a lot of customers there." Goodlatte's original legislation failed to reach the necessary two-thirds supermajority because it morphed from a straightforward gambling ban into a way for special interest groups to win exceptions. Some conservative groups pulled their ...

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