This is part 1 of a series of multi-part articles about the proposed anti-gambling law. In this article I discuss the proposed law, what is said by politicians, some facts about the current conditions of online gambling, and what is actually proposed by the law.
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The DPR, and the Senate, once again consider the issue of “Online Gambling”. The bill was submitted by Congressmen Goodlatte and Leach, and also by Senator Kyl.
Bill proposed by Rep. Goodlatte has the intention of renewing the Wire Act to prohibit all forms of online gambling, to make it illegal for gambling businesses to accept credit and electronic transfers, and to force ISPs and Public Operators to block access to gambling-related sites at the request of law enforcement.
Like Rep. Goodlatte, Mon. Kyl, in his Draft Bill, Prohibiting Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding, makes it illegal for gambling businesses to accept credit cards, electronic transfers, checks, and other forms of payment, but the bill does not address betting placement.
Bill proposed by Rep. Leach, The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, is basically a copy of the bill submitted by Senator Kyl. It focuses on preventing gambling businesses from accepting credit cards, electronic transfers, checks, and other payments, and such Kyl bills do not make changes to what is currently legal.
According to Rep. Goodlatte “Although gambling is currently illegal in the United States unless it is regulated by the state, the development of the Internet has made gambling easily accessible. It is common for illegal gambling businesses to operate freely until law enforcement finds and stops them. “
In fact, an American court has ruled that the Wire Act only makes Sports Betting illegal, and that too only through telephone lines. Very few states have laws that make online gambling illegal, some states and tribes have taken steps to legalize online gambling, and even the Federal government recognizes some form of online gambling as legal.
Goodlatte himself said his bill “cracked down on illegal gambling by updating the Wire Law to cover all forms of interstate gambling and accounts for new technology. Under current federal law, it is not clear whether using the Internet to operate a gambling business is illegal.
However, Goodlatte’s bills do not “cover all forms of interstate gambling” as he claims, but instead rule out exceptions for some forms of online gambling such as state lotteries, betting on horse racing, and fantasy sports. Even then, the modifications to the Wire Law do not make online gambling illegal, they make it illegal for gambling businesses to accept online bets where someone is risking something of value “on the results of other people’s contests, sporting events, or games that are generally subject to chance “, except of course if it’s a state lottery, horse racing, fantasy sports, or one of several other situations.
The truth of the matter is that most online gambling businesses have been located in other countries specifically to avoid the gray area which is the current state of online gambling in the US. As a result, there is little that law enforcement can do to enforce this law. Trying to make laws harder, and giving harsher penalties, won’t make them easier to enforce.
Also, most, if not all, banks and credit card companies refuse to transfer money to online gambling businesses now, as a result of pressure from the federal government. As a result, alternative payment systems appear to fill the gap.
Senator Kyl was also misleading in his statement. From the proposed bill, “Internet gambling is mainly funded through the personal use of payment system instruments, credit cards, and wire transfers.” But as we already know, most credit cards in the US reject attempts to fund gambling accounts.
Also from the Kyl Bill, “Internet gambling is the cause of the increasing problem of debt collection for insurance depository institutions and the consumer credit industry.” If credit card companies and other financial institutions in the US do not allow gambling funding, how can that be “a cause of increasing debt collection problems”. And from that moment we need laws so that the financial industry can protect itself from high risk debt. If the financial industry accepts gambling debts and gambling cartoons are a problem for them, won’t they stop accepting it?
Like Rep. Gooddlatte, Rep. Leach and Senator Kyl make exceptions for betting on horse racing, for fantasy sports and for buying and selling securities. Not like Rep. Goodlatte, Rep. Leach and Sen. Kyl does not exclude state lotteries from online gambling bans.
In the next article, I will start joining.