Bill to repeal ban on internet gambling still alive

09/29/08 Mitch E. Perry
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Earlier this month, the House Financial Services Committee voted to require federal agencies to define unlawful internet gambling before completing regulations to enforce a ban against it.

However, house leaders did not schedule a vote before the entire House of Representatives before it adjourned today. When it does come before the House, it is expected to provide momentum to efforts to roll back an internet gambling ban in Congress next year.

Committee Chairman Barney Frank, D-Massachusetts, says he plans to continue efforts to repeal it.

Jay Lakin, co-owner of Pokersource, spoke to WMNF earlier this month about the proposed legislation passed two years ago to ban online poker.

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My rights as a poker player

I have heard alot lately about online poker the government passing laws to protect me. From what I never have been able to nail down the UIGEA of 2006 is just another way for the government to tell me how to live my life. To me it looks like what we need protection is our polotitions!!!!!!!!!