Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Will Internet Gambling End?
The House passed a bill today that would outlaw online gambling, by outlawing fund transfers and credit card purchases, and working with Internet providers to block access to gambling sites.

I have no doubt that so many people gamble online now, especially playing poker, that there would be wide dismay if the bill becomes law. Trouble is, it's hard to marshall pro-gambling forces around, say, a candidate. Who's going to run on that platform? How do you send a secret signal to this pack of could-be-voters that a vote for you is a vote to keep the door open to their favorite poker sites?

If you're the online gambling industry lobbyist, where do you start?

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