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Internet Online Gambling to Return to USA?

Reuters News Wire (
Wed, 25 Apr 2007 14:49:09 -0500

Democrat says expect online gambling bill Thursday

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank on Wednesday
said he will introduce a bill this week to lift a ban on online

"Why anyone thinks it is any of my business why some adult wants to
gamble is absolutely beyond me," Frank told a community bankers group

Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat, said he will introduce the
legislation on Thursday.

Internet gambling in the United States was effectively banned last
October when President George W. Bush signed legislation outlawing
gaming financial transactions.

The ban irked some in the European Union, which is home to online
gambling companies that were forced to withdraw from the United

Copyright 2007 Reuters Limited.

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