Barney Frank Gains more Co-Sponsors for his Internet Gambling Bill HR-2046
29 June 2007
Congressman Barney Frank is still out there for the American people, by gaining sponsors to his proposed bill to bring back legalization of online gambling. His proposed bill will end the ban imposed last year on online gambling in the United States.
Barney Frank’s proposed bill, the HR-1046, to legalize, license, regulate and tax online gambling has gained another sponsor, Representative Don Young out of Alaska, to join 25 others at Frank’s side for a total of 27 at this time.
We believe that soon steps will be taken to inform legislators of the effects of the UIGEA and the circumstances of its outcome. It is the hope of many Americans, as well as the many thousands around the world, that Washington will adhere to the advice given.
We can only hope that more Representatives and Congressmen will step up to participate in the Barney Frank bill HR-1046 proposed just a couple months ago. But with all their individual agendas to attend to, it is hard to say at this point in time that they will hear the voices of the nationwide constituency that has spoken.
In order for Legislators to listen to the input given from individuals in the United States and around the world, they need to set aside, if for a moment, the UIGEA law from their minds. Much can come from the Barney Frank bill to help Washington get in on the action of online gambling in the U.S., should the bill be passed. Those that govern and make the laws need to see the light on this issue.
14 May 2010Canadian Man Pleads Guilty in U.S. Online Gambling Charge
Douglas Rennick, a Canadian man, has pleaded guilty to a count of processing offshore bets of U.S. citizens. Originally Rennick was looking at a charge of conspiracy and bank fraud. He had allegedly laundered $350 million dollars for overseas internet gambling companies. Rennick was indicted in August and on Tuesday entered a guilty plea to the one charge in New York Federal court. Part of the plea was forfeiting $17.1 million and a possible prison term of 6-12 months.Read full article
02 June 2010France to Award 30 Licenses for Online Gambling
Today the government of France approved a new online gambling bill. The bill passed the French parliament by a narrow 299-233 vote. The French will grant only 30 licenses to operate online casinos and poker rooms within its borders. Though it is now official and France says that licenses will be granted in time for the 2010 World Cup, not everyone is excited about the French market.Read full article
09 June 2010France Issues 11 Licenses For Online Gambling
France acknowledged that 11 companies have been granted license and have been registered to conduct online sports and horse race betting as well as online poker within France. According to Arjel president Jean-Francois Vilotte, the regulator of gaming in France, “There were 35 requests for licenses and we have retained 17 at this stage. None have been formally rejected.Read full article