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Internet Gambling Banned in House of Representatives

Reuters News Wire (
Tue, 11 Jul 2006 14:58:01 -0500

House approves bill banning Internet gambling

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a Republican-written
bill to limit Internet gambling by making it illegal for banks and
credit card companies to make payments to online gaming sites.

Internet gambling generates some $12 billion annually worldwide, with
half coming from American gamblers.

It remained unclear whether the Senate would approve similar
legislation in the dwindling number of work days left before the
November election.

Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited.

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