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Mid-term elections deal a blow to pro-online gambling interests; Rep Barney Frank is out of power

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing saga by Rep. Barney Frank to attempt to legalize online gambling.  Now that the Mid-term elections have change the balance of power in the house, an online source explains that some major changes are imminent: Online gambling’s biggest ally is expected to be replaced by the industry’s […]

Rep. Barney Frank’s bill to regulate Internet gambling comes under fire

Casino Watch Focus has reported many times on the opposition to legalizing online gambling. Now it appears that Rep. Frank’s bill has caught the ire of Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.  An online source reports: Frank has already indicated his intention to seek committee approval for his Internet Gambling Regulation, […]

Rep. Barney Frank and the Obama Administration delay ban on Internet gambling

It has long been reported that Rep. Barney Frank (D) believes that internet gambling should be legalized. He even went on to claim that the freedom to gamble online should outweigh the dangers posed to children. However, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforment Act bans online gambling and was recently upheld by the US Court of […]

Rep Barney Frank said freedom to gamble online outweighs dangers to children

Casino Watch Focus reported that Rep Barney Frank introduced a bill to legalize internet gambling despite an overwhelming amount of opposition.  Now, in a radio interview on Nevada Public Radio, Frank is claiming that personal freedom to gamble online should outweigh the need to protect children.  Frank believes that because the Internet has other dangers […]

US Representative Barney Frank introduces bill to legalize internet gambling despite opposition from National Football League and others

An online news magazine is reporting that Representative Frank introduced the bill earlier this month, and it would require online gambling sites to obtain a license from the Treasury Department.  Of course Rep. Frank claims the games would be fair and children wouldn’t be allowed to gamble, but the he faces serious opposition.  The online […]

Representative Jim McDermott introduces Internet Gambling Tax Act as complement to Rep. Franks bill

Casino Watch Focus reported that Rep. Franks introduced a bill to legalize internet gaming.  Now, an online gambling source is reporting that a complementary bill has been introduced: Shortly after Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) introduced comprehensive internet gambling legislation on Wednesday, Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) introduced the Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act, HR […]

Another Congressional session, another attempt to legalize online gambling

Casino Watch Focus has reported  many times of the failed attempt by both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives to legalize online gambling.  Each legislative session has ended with the same rules in place which effectively make gambling online illegal, and each subsequent legislative session begins with some attempts to legalize online gambling.  […]

New Online Gambling Bill Filed – Identical to other past failed attempts

Casino Watch Focus reported that U.S. Rep. Barney Frank’s desire to regulate online gambling was all but shut down after the midterm elections.  Then, a last minute effort was made by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, but Casino Watch Focus reported that he was unsuccessful at his attempt to attach the pro-gambling bill to sure-to-pass […]

** ALERT ** Senate Leader Harry Reid is attempting to legalize internet gambling

Casino Watch Focus reported that with the midterm elections swinging the balance of power back to the republicans, Rep. Barney Frank’s bill to legalize Internet gambling was essentially dead in the water. The Wall Street Journal reported that Senate Leader Harry Reid will pick up where Rep. Frank left off in an attempt to make […]

Florida election could be key to online gambling legislation

Casino Watch Focus reported that Rep. Barney Frank is pushing a bill to legalize online gambling and that it was voted out of committee and opened up to debate.  The bill is expected to be tabled until after the new year because of the mid-term elections.  One area of concern for Rep. Frank is Florida.  […]

Congress debates legalizing and regulating Internet Gambling

Casino Watch focus reported in April that Rep. Barney Frank was attempting to legalize and regulate Internet Gambling by introducing the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act. Many groups including all the major sports organizations, expressed their opposition.  Now, the New York Times is reporting that steps are being taken to bring the […]

New Hampshire attempting to work around federal law that restricts internet gambling

Casino Watch Focus explained that in 2006 Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.  UIGEA made it illegal for online gambling companies to accept money for unlawful Internet gambling transactions and it called for regulations on the banking and payment processing industry.  After many failed attempts by Rep. Barney Franks to regulate Internet gambling, […]

Pro family groups take a stand against online gambling

Casino Watch Focus explained that in 2006 Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.  UIGEA made it illegal for online gambling companies to accept money for unlawful Internet gambling transactions and it called for regulations on the banking and payment processing industry.  There have been a few examples of the government going after companies […]

Internet Gambling Push

From Family News in Focus by Josh Montez: Congressmen Ron Paul of Texas and Barney Frank of Massachusetts have introduced legislation that would legalize computer gambling. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act gives financial institutions a government-go-ahead to block payments to off-shore internet gambling interests.  The Frank-Paul bill would cancel that blockade.  Tom McClusky is […]

A Brief Look at Crime 12/31 – 01/06

Bloody clothes linked casino worker to murdered girl Las Vegas police revealed new details in the stabbing death of a young girl found just after Christmas, saying the child’s blood was on clothes recovered from the apartment of a woman accused of slashing a casino dealer with razor blades.  An arrest report released Monday shows […]