New legislation threatens online gambling

On February 15th, Virginia, US Congresswoman Bob Goodlatt, re-introduced HR 4777, the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act. Goodlatte plans to pass a bill that amends paragraph 18 above the United States Code, which contains the Federal Transfer Act, passed in 1961. The Transfer Law forbade placing bets on phone calls, making it illegal to place bets on “electronic transfer.”

The explosion of online poker rooms and sports betting in recent years has become possible only because of the ambiguity associated with the definition of “cable”. While opponents of online gambling in slot แจก เครดิต ฟรี ไม่ ต้อง ฝาก 2018 insisted that value included cable, satellite, and cellular technology, no court has upheld a guilty verdict based on this definition. Goodlatte hopes to change this by expanding the Code, including all forms of electronic transmission, as well as including all types of bets.

Previous attempts to pass the law were thwarted by Jack Abramov’s lobbying efforts, according to Gooodlatte’s office. But Abramoff’s recent acknowledged allegations of fraud, tax evasion, and a conspiracy to bribe government officials have added political capital to the Goodlatte campaign.

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According to Goodlatte, “illegal gambling on the Internet not only harms players and their families, but also harms the economy by draining US dollars and serving as a money laundering tool,” Goodlatte said. “The time has come to cover these illegal sites and quickly put an end to illegal online gambling.”

“But banning online แจกเครดิตฟรี ไม่ต้องฝาก ถอนได้ 2019 games will not stop activity.” says Will Catlett of, an industry monitoring site. “It will only drive him underground. If online gambling is banned, the government will lose its ability to determine online gambling policies and monitor its dangers, not to mention the ability to tax transactions. Goodlatte’s bill will surely fit contrary to what he wants to do. “

According to Forrester polls, as of July 2005, there were more than 300,000 gaming websites in the world that hosted more than 7,000,000 online players. Although most of the traffic to these sites was originally from the United States, now that figure is about 40%, as everyone is attracted to players. If the bill is adopted, the industry will be drastically reduced and will switch to other countries. Meanwhile, online players in the United States are out of luck. “I am surprised that this bill can be adopted silently with little or no resistance.” Catlett says. “Anyone who loves gambling on the Internet should really write to their state representative to let them know why this bill should not be passed.”