US Gambling Ban Challenged and CAP Euro

Published September 25, 2008 by OCR Editor

US Gambling Ban Challenged and CAP Euro

The PSPA bill passed in the House Financial Committee, but what does it mean to you the player? Also, interesting gambling practices revealed in study and a word on CAP Euro.

This week's online gambling news headlines brought to you by OCR Live!

Franks bill approved
Thumbs up to Congressman Barney Frank! The Massachusetts Democrat has successfully passed a bill in the House Financial Committee refining UIGEA . The bill is now eligible for vote in Congress which means the issue of online gambling will be discussed in 2009, under a new administration. So who knows what could happen!

Clarifying the new payment law
Under current legislation, it's down to financial institutions to block gambling online. The new law aims to clarify exactly what constitutes as illegal gambling, taking the burden off the already beleaguered US banking system.

Gamblers over 60 - beware
A recent study has found that the majority of players under 60 see gambling as a form of entertainment, whilst senior citizens use it primarily to socialize with their peers. Apparently, these older players also place less emphasis on gambling strategy, putting them at a higher risk of developing problem gambling habits.

And we're flying to Barcelona!
And lastly CAP Euro is kicking off this weekend! We'll be there in Barcelona reporting from the event. We can't promise interviews with all 1,000 participants, but we will be bringing you footage of speaker presentations, interviews with industry big wigs and, of course, those famous CAP parties.

See also

EU Criticizes US Online Gambling Ban

Paypal Returns to Online Gambling in US

Cardspike Controversy - CAP Comment

Bratislava Bans Gambling Citywide

Tennessee Approves Controversial Sports Betting Rules

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