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2008-08-08 06:00:21

By Tony Batt By TONY BATT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - A new bill that would limit the Internet gambling ban to sports betting while exempting poker and other online wagering is splitting poker advocates.

2008-07-14 06:00:18

By Tony Batt By TONY BATT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - Despite a stunning setback in his effort to roll back a ban on Internet gambling, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., says the issue is not going away.

2008-06-27 06:02:28

By Tony Batt By TONY BATT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - Any chance of Congress rolling back an Internet gambling ban this year died Wednesday when a House committee deadlocked on an amendment to prevent federal agencies from drafting regulations to enforce the ban.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.