Anti-Online Gambling Ban Proposal Moves Forward
The post security bill will now go forward to a
voice vote in the Senate and until now had not been able
to reach this point. The bureaucratic process and the
President's signature are the only things left before
this bill goes into law and the anti-gambling measure
was attached to it. The online gambling measure would
make it illegal for banks and credit card companies to
make deposits to online gambling sites.
Currently, many banks and credit card companies
already prohibit players from using them to fund their
online account, but there are ways around this, of which
both the online gaming sites, and players have found.
Many fear gambling is a dangerous addiction that
undermines the family, dashes dreams, and frays the
fabric of society.
Congress has grappled with this issue for 10 years,
and during that time we've watched this shadow industry
explode. They also say that online gambling is illegal
and although the individual player can't possibly be
policed, they can ban the financial institutions that
fund and provoke this gambling. They've been trying to
pass this regulation for over 10 years and have been
unsuccessful, but now they are making headway and the
casinos and online sites will have to come up with other
creative ways for their players to fund their accounts.
The e-check process which has become a very popular
funding method, will also be included in the banning.
Western Union has also joined in on putting a stop to
funding gaming sites and even has a statement on their
site and attempts to prohibit their services from being
used for such a purpose. The problem is, however, that
the sites are getting around it making it difficult to