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Another Attempt by the US to Stop Online Casino Participation

Representative Bob Goodlatte, earlier this year, launched his latest attempt to ban online casino gambling, including the censorship of online casino content and services at the ISP level. The bill he proposed would force ISP’s to block all online casinos content or be in danger of facing legal action. In addition, New Jersey Assemblyman Peter J. Biondi has submitted a Bill that would make certain ISP’s liable to persons injured by false or defamatory messages posted on public forum websites. This could all create a very difficult situation for Internet operators.

Similar stories have come out of the woodwork from other countries as well, regarding censorship at the ISP level. This could create mass confusion and chaos among ISP providers, and ultimately hurt the Internet user. Online casino sites would definitely suffer, losing a great customer base to this type of censorship, and many online casino fans would lose one of their new favorite pastimes. Either way it is analyzed many would lose, and only the government would win.

Whether or not this Bill will pass is still unknown, or whether or not it has a good chance of passing, is still unknown. In any case, it seems that online casino sites will continue to be a major issue within the halls of both state and federal legislature in the US. In the meantime, online casino sites will continue to operate and draw more and more online casino fans to their virtual doors. And as it stands now, there is nothing any government can do about this simple fact.

OCA News Editor

Jenny McKinnley is OCA’s financial correspondent. After spending years on the trading floor in both NY and London, she offers insight from the inside out on world financial news and events.

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