Keyword: Internet gambling

  • Legislators Schedule Hearing on Internet Gambling

    Lawmakers will tackle the complicated issue of Internet gambling during a two-hour hearing June 2 during a meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States in Boston.

  • U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich) says regulation only way to gain control of online gambling.

    Legality of Interstate Wagering Raised at Internet Hearing

    As Congress continues to haggle over the scope and objective of the proposed Internet Gambling Prohibition Act, the racing industry again finds itself in disagreement with the Department of Justice over whether interstate simulcasts are legal under the federal law.

  • Horse Caucus Wants Pari-Mutuel Industry Protected

    The Congressional Horse Caucus, now more than 60 members strong, said it supports efforts to stop illegal Internet gambling but said any proposed legislation must be clarified to protect legal pari-mutuel account wagering and simulcasting.

  • Internet Gambling Ban Resurfaces on Capitol Hill

    The pari-mutuel industry, which has hired legal specialists to deal with the ramifications of a recent World Trade Organization ruling, must now deal with the reincarnation of legislation to effectively ban Internet gambling by making financial transactions illegal.

  • Protection of Account Betting an Industry Priority

    The Thoroughbred industry is lining up legal assistance in its effort to understand the ramifications of a World Trade Organization Appellate Body ruling that calls into question the fairness of the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978.

  • NTRA commissioner D.G. Van Clief, Jr.

    Trade Ruling Questions Horse Racing Act

    A World Trade Organization report released April 7 upholds the position of the United States to protect itself from illegal Internet gambling but also calls into question the fairness of the Interstate Horseracing Act.

  • Illegal Internet Gambling Focus of National Legislative Council

    Issues related to the loss of tax dollars from Internet wagering will come into focus when state legislators from across the country meet in Las Vegas to focus on public policy questions related to Internet, casino, and other forms of gaming. The occasion will be the 2004 Winter Meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) at Harrah's Las Vegas on the January 9-11 weekend.

  • House Delays Vote on Internet Gambling Bill

    The House of Representatives Tuesday tabled its scheduled vote on the latest version of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act, which included an exemption for horse racing and other state-regulated gambling activities.

  • Ban on Internet Gambling Priority in Congress

    High-ranking members of Congress plan to make an outright ban on all Internet wagering a top priority next year because of its vulnerability to money laundering.

  • NTRA: Legislation 'Fundamentally Flawed and Unfair'

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, in a statement released June 21, said the reworked "Combatting Illegal Gambling Reform and Modernization Act" is "fundamentally flawed and unfair," and it also said it plans to discuss the ramifications of a move by Citibank to ban use of credit cards for online wagering.

  • House Committee's Vote Termed 'Anti-Gambling'

    The "Combating Illegal Gambling Reform and Modernization Act" cleared the House Judiciary Committee June 18 after removal of provisions that permit states to legalize interstate wagering and the horseracing industry to continue business legal under the Interstate Horseracing Act.

  • Credit Card Company: Online Wagers to be Blocked

    Citibank, the nation's largest credit card company, is beginning a new system to block customers from using their plastic to make online wagers, New York attorney general Eliot Spitzer said June 14. The impact on companies that offer pari-mutuel wagering remains to be seen.

  • Internet Gambling Bill Still Awaits Committee Action

    The "Combating Illegal Gambling Reform and Modernization Act" failed to come up for discussion by the House Judiciary Committee June 6 because the committee failed to meet. The measure, sponsored by Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, could be on the table for "mark up" again the week of June 10.

  • AGA Endorses Gambling-Reform Bill; Markup Continues

    The American Gaming Association has endorsed the "Combating Illegal Gambling Reform and Modernization Act" because its sponsor, Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, made changes at the organization's request.

  • Internet Gambling Bill on Table Again

    On Wednesday, the U. S. House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to discuss the "Combating Illegal Gambling Reform and Modernization Act," which has been targeted by at least one legislator who wants to eliminate provisions that protect interstate simulcasting and account wagering.

  • Horse Council Urgently Seeks Industry Response on Internet Bill

    Interstate simulcasting and telephone and Internet wagering on horse races will come under attack again if U.S. Rep. Chris Cannon, a Republican from Utah, introduces an amendment that would remove horse racing provisions from an Internet gambling bill sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia.

  • Slow Growth in North American Purses

    The boom from simulcasting is over and North American purses are now growing progressively slower every year like a freight train struggling up a mountain pass. The problem this time around is that the next mountain peak may still be a ways off, and the downhill side does not appear to be very steep.

  • Legislation Targets Illegal Gambling

    Congressman Robert Goodlatte on Thursday introduced the Combating Illegal Gambling Reform and Modernization Act, which he said is designed to crack down on the problem of illegal off-shore gambling. A release from Goodlatte's office said illegal off-shore gambling "sucks billions of dollars per year out of the U.S. economy, serves as a vehicle for money-laundering, undermines families, and threatens the ability of states to enact and enforce their own laws."

  • Internet Gambling Provisions Struck From House Bill

    The House of Representatives Wednesday night passed money-laundering legislation that didn't include provisions to limit Internet gambling. The provisions offered by the House Financial Services Committee were opposed by the credit-card industry.

  • NTRA Executive Testifies Before House Committee

    Greg Avioli, deputy commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, is scheduled to testify before the House Finance Committee Thursday afternoon during an oversight hearing on Internet gambling. It is expected Avioli will offer his comments at about 3 p.m. EDT.

  • Internet Gambling Bill Passes Nevada Senate

    Legislation to legalize Internet gambling passed the Nevada Senate on a 17-4 vote Monday and was sent to Gov. Kenny Guinn. The Associated Press reported that Internet gaming could be worth $6 billion to the state's casino industry by 2003.

  • Internet Funding Language Added to Betting Act

    The Senate Commerce Committee has amended the Amateur Sports Integrity Act to include the Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Bill. The American Horse Council reports it could adversely affect the pari-mutuel industry and its efforts to foster interactive wagering.

  • Internet Gaming Opponent Optimistic of Bill's Chances

    A Republican Congressman who will re-introduce legislation to ban gambling over the Internet is optimistic of the bill's chances as a result of last fall's presidential election. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) told the Las Vegas <i>Review-Journal</i> that he the legislation should get favorable treatment by the Bush administration.

  • Bill Targets Ways to 'Fund' Internet Gambling

    Legislation that would prohibit use of credit or money transfers for Internet gambling has been introduced in the House of Representatives and referred to the Committee on Financial Services. At the very least, the measure could impact pari-mutuel operations that employ Internet wagering platforms. HR 556, titled the "Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act," was sponsored by Republican Rep. James Leach of Iowa and filed Feb. 12. Leach introduced similar legislation last year, but it failed to gain support.

  • Authorities Target International Issues

    Worldwide concerns over the pirating of racing signals and unauthorized Internet wagering in jurisdictions that don't return revenue to horse racing have prompted leaders of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities to recommend formation of a new organization to deal with those and other challenges.

  • Vice President Al Gore

    Gore Clarifies Position on Interstate Wagering

    A spokesman for the Gore-Lieberman 2000 campaign in Kentucky issued a statement on Friday concerning Vice President Al Gore's position on interstate off-track wagering, which has been under attack from the Clinton White House's Justice Department.