Twin Islands Fight Bill

Published October 15, 2002 by OCR Editor

Twin Islands Fight Bill

As U.S. senators try and push towards a bill that would ban online casinos from operating, on Wednesday the twin Caribbean islands, Barbuda and Antigua stated that they would go out in protest to sway senators from propping up such a law.

The twin islands are worried that if such a bill is implemented, many people would be out of a job and moreover the islands would see their money profits plummet. Initial steps have been taken by the Islands' government to prevent such legislation from being passed. They have already taken on two American Lawyers for the case, said Ronald Sanders, the islands' head finance department envoy. The lawyers' would present their case to the senators, trying to encourage them that Internet gaming would not infringe upon or endanger the U.S's defense security system.

Mr. Sanders made reference to The Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act, which has already been approved by the U.S. House of Representatives, with its intent to stop monetary filtering and terrorist funding. However, the envoy stressed that if such illegal and foul activities occur, the Island would automatically be two steps ahead and aware of the situation. Ron Maginley, the head of offshore gaming, commented on the situation, saying, "It would be a major economic calamity for Antigua if the bill became law." At present the Bill encompasses 1,500 Web sites stemming from a number of offshore spots, including Costa Rica and the Caribbean. Though, U.S. originated gaming functions are left unexposed as they are not targeted by this bill.


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