Day: May 8, 2017

Experts Protest Online Gambling Bills

Gambling experts told a congressional panel Thursday that efforts to ban Internet gambling would prove ineffective, and Congress should instead consider regulating the fast-growing industry.

ONLINE CASINOS and sports-wagering facilities create many problems, witnesses told a House of Representatives subcommittee. Barriers to children’s’ participation are weak, most operations are not regulated, and compulsive gamblers can quickly see their habits spiral out of control, they said.

One policeman spent over $100,000 of his department’s money on Internet gambling and now faces fraud charges, said Dr. Valerie Lorenz of the Compulsive Gambling Center.. read more