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2011-05-24 09:22:00

AGA President, Nevada Governor and Other Supporters Push for Federal Regulation to Protect Consumers, Create Jobs and Stimulate Economy WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of last month's federal indictment and move to shut down three major online poker operators, public pressure for the federal regulation of Internet gambling has reached an all-time high. The American Gaming Association, which represents the bricks-and-mortar casino industry, and Nevada's...

2010-07-28 15:06:00

Amendments Further Strengthen Bill's Consumer Protection Requirements WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the House Committee on Financial Services took a critical step forward in passing Internet gambling legislation by voting to approve the Internet Gambling Regulation and Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act (H.R. 2267), legislation introduced by Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA). The legislation, which passed by a 41-22 vote would regulate Internet gambling...

2009-12-03 12:22:00

Hearing Paves Way for Vote on Chairman Frank's Regulatory Bill WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts in the fields of online security and consumer safety testified today before the House Committee on Financial Services to address legislation introduced by Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) that would regulate Internet gambling in the United States. Witness testimonies provided further evidence to Committee members that a regulatory framework for Internet gambling would protect...

2009-12-02 09:21:00

Experts to Discuss Opportunity to Effectively Regulate Internet Gambling Industry and Collect Up to $42 Billion in New Revenue WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, December 3, the House Financial Services Committee will discuss legislation introduced by Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) that would regulate Internet gambling in the United States. The hearing, scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM EST in Room 2128 of the Rayburn House Office Building, will feature testimony from...

2009-11-27 13:41:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of the Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke today announced agreement to delay for six months, until June 1, 2010, required compliance with the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA). The move blocks regulations to implement the legislation which requires the financial services sector to comply with ambiguous and burdensome rules in an attempt to prevent unlawful...

2009-09-21 14:10:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An increased focus on the benefits of Internet gambling regulation are expected as the Senate Finance Committee considers a proposal introduced on Saturday to use Internet gambling revenue to offset the costs of health care reform. The amendment offered by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) would dedicate Internet gambling tax revenue generated through implementation of the currently pending Internet Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act...

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2009-06-08 15:30:00

Minnesota state officials said on Monday they will withdraw a demand that Internet service providers block access to hundreds of online gambling sites following a lawsuit by the gambling industry, which considers the push a violation of federal commerce and free-speech protections, The Associated Press reported.Regulators said the Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association has agreed to end its court fight in exchange for backing off.A Minnesota spokesman for the Poker Players...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.