Legislation Targets Internet Gambling

WASHINGTON, D.C –As reported the Las Vegas Review-Journal: “A fast-track bill in Congress aimed at cracking down on terrorist money laundering also is targeting Internet gambling.

“Rep. Jim Leach, R-Iowa, added provisions restricting the use of checks, credit cards and wire transfers for online gambling. His approach is among strategies that Internet gambling opponents are pursuing to restrict or outlaw online betting.”

…Among other things, the bill would give the federal government broader authority to track terrorist money kept in offshore bank accounts.”

The online gambling restrictions are being resisted Rep. John LaFalce, D-N.Y.”