Barney Frank's Attempt To Allow & Tax Online Gambling Moves Forward (Again)
from the with-caveats dept
Of course, this is not the first time that the House Finance Committee has approved such a bill, and in the past it went nowhere. So, there's still a half decent chance that this really means nothing much.
Still, there are some interesting provisions in the bill, as a few amendments were added, including banning the companies who have currently been letting Americans play poker online from getting approved for a license. Yes, all of those online gambling sites who are still offering services and hoping this bill passes... may get shut out by it. Of course, they might have a pretty strong legal case that this is not legal, seeing as some courts have suggested that poker is not technically gambling. Another amendment would bar those who are behind in child support payments from visiting online gambling sites, though I don't see how they enforce that one.