Online Gambling Ads Up For QuestionPublished October 8, 2002 by OCR Editor
Last Tuesday the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill which states under its requirements that U.S. online service sources may have to stop or do away with marketing ads conducted on offshore ground Web gaming sites.
The Internet Gambling Enforcement Act , H.R. 556, sole intention is to ban Americans from engaging in gambling activity on the approximate 1,500 offshore Online sites that are not under U.S. control. The law also, disallows credit card companies, certain online payment services and U.S. footed banks from doling out gaming dealings.
However, even though the law seems to signify a successful mission accomplished, for anti-gaming organizations in the nation's capitol, it was reportedly not probable that it would pass the Senate office, according to sources.
A senate member who did not want to disclose his name, said, "You have to remember this is the silly season. There's just a couple of weeks left before we break for the elections and this (the anti-gambling bill) will never come up in the Senate this year. All sorts of things get passed on a House voice vote just before elections so members can go home and say, 'Look what I got passed."