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Congress may stand pat on Internet gambling

9 December 2014
WAHSINGTON, D.C. -- An all-out bid by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson to kill gambling over the Internet is coming up empty in the final days of Congress, sources said on Monday. Lawmakers were on the verge of unveiling a $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running through next September. ... (read more)

After growth, Indian gaming now "pretty flat"

24 July 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After a long period of healthy growth that brought prosperity to many reservations. Indian tribal gaming revenues have leveled off in recent years and face an uncertain future, Congress was told on Wednesday. Legalized gambling on Indian land grew dramatically after Congress enacted a ... (read more)

Draft of Web poker bill circulating on Capitol Hill

4 June 2014
WASHINGTON — A draft bill that would legalize poker playing on the Internet is being floated on Capitol Hill, but Nevada Sen. Dean Heller said Tuesday there is no sign that it will move in any direction. Heller said he has been briefed on the bill by Caesars Entertainment Corp. lobbyist Haley Barbour. ... (read more)

New bill to prohibit Internet gambling, including where already legal

27 March 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A bill to restore a ban on online gaming was introduced Wednesday in Congress, adding another layer to the big-money battle over whether gambling should be allowed on the Internet. The bill by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah., seeks to reinstate federal law ... (read more)

Fight over online gaming about to heat up again in Congress

20 March 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The fight over online gaming is about to heat up again in Congress. U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is preparing to introduce a bill that would restore a pre-2011 federal ban on gambling over the Internet, a spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday. It would join a similar bill to be sponsored in the Senate by GOP Sen. ... (read more)

Nevada, Delaware sign online poker partnership

26 February 2014
WILMINGTON, Del. -- Nevada and Delaware leaders signed a landmark agreement Tuesday that will join their states for online poker, potentially increasing payouts for residents who gamble while aiming to model how states might collaborate on an emerging economic opportunity. The Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement signed in Wilmington by Gov. ... (read more)

Gaming industry's rift on Internet gambling seen at hearing

11 December 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The split within the Las Vegas casino industry over Internet gambling was on full display Tuesday when U.S. House lawmakers explored if there’s any appetite for federal government involvement in Web-based gaming. The chief executive of the American Gaming Association (AGA) told lawmakers ... (read more)

Federal panel raises deep concerns about gaming in Macau

21 November 2013
A federal commission studying U.S. relations with China recommended closer examination of gaming in Macau, saying weak financial controls in the district pose “significant risk” of money laundering and terrorist financing. The report issued Wednesday by the U.S.-China Economic Security Review Commission stopped short of saying U.S. ... (read more)

Congress urged to avoid "Wild West' and form Web gambling rules

18 July 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congress was urged Wednesday to step in and form new rules for Internet gambling. Experts warned that the online world threatens to turn into the Wild West since the Obama administration loosened the law a year and a half ago. States moving to establish online gaming after the Justice ... (read more)

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