UK Companies Plan Grass Roots Campaign In US for Internet Gambling
08 May 2007
UC Group and Baker Tilly believe they have the software and technology to perfectly compliment Rep. Barney Franks new legislation for internet gambling. Their product allows the user to pinpoint the age and location of bettors and detect compulsive gambling and money laundering. The software is already operating in systems around the world according to a company spokesman.
the Hill reports that the 2 companies teamed up to launch the “Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative”. The companies already provide back-office and payments services to internet businesses all over the globe and believing in their product, have hired the lobbying firm Alston & Bird LLP to promote their services to lawmakers in Washington. Alston & Bird has approximately 7000 clients in the UK and more tan $2 billion in revenues. Alston & Bird has also contracted Downey McGrath Group, another lobbying firm, to help in this effort.
Jeff Sandman of Hyde Park Communications is the initiatives spokesperson and says of the effort “The [Safe and Secure Internet Gambling] Initiative is both to educate parts of the public as well as to garner grassroots support from other companies, organizations and individuals for the legislation,” “UC Group and Baker Tilly envision a “comprehensive grassroots effort” in support of the regulatory regime,” he said. You can visit the companies new website at www.safeandsecureig.com.
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PricewaterhouseCoopers recently released the results of a study they conducted for UC Group, which is an online payment service company, concluded that the USA could stand to earn nearly $52 Billion over the course of 10 years. How? It’s simple – by regulating and taxing online casinos. Easy enough, right? Not really, but we’re getting there. Barney Frank is due to submit a bill as early as March to start the process of repealing the UIGEA, which was passed in 2006.Read full article
30 May 2008Investigation of U.S. Trade Violation on Internet Gambling is Accelerated by the European Commission
This is good news and what we have been waiting to hear!! It is time for the U.S. to stop discriminating and do what is fair according to the World Trade Agreement.This is a Press Release:U.S. vulnerable in ongoing global trade disputeWASHINGTON, May 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As part of an ongoing major trade dispute over Internet gambling that has the United States in an increasingly difficult position to justify, the European Commission has now launched a formal investigation over U.S.Read full article