Friday, February 17, 2006
Online gambling absolutely, definitely illegal: "Gamble online and you could go to jail. That's the message meant to be conveyed by a new bill introduced in the House of Representatives by Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and his counterpart Rick Boucher (D-VA). The Internet Gambling Prohibition Act (PDF) aims to update the Wire Act, which makes it illegal to place bets over the telephone, for the Internet era. The new law would make it explicitly clear that gambling using the Internet is illegal in the US, but it also seeks to target offshore gambling sites that are aimed at American users. Such sites are specifically forbidden from accepting credit cards, electronic funds transfers, or checks from US players. Penalties for violations have been raised from two to five years in jail, where your only gambling will be with cigarettes."
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