“After months of preparation, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, recently signaled he was ready to introduce a bill to ban Internet gambling.
“`You’ll know something on Tuesday,’ a Goodlatte aide said — referring to Sept. 11, the day terrorists killed thousands after hijacking four airplanes and attacking the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
”`Last Tuesday’s tragic events altered a lot of things, including legislative schedules,’ Goodlatte said Wednesday. `I plan to introduce Internet gambling legislation in the near future.’
”…Before the terrorist attacks, legislation affecting the gambling industry already had stalled in Congress. Now, bills such as a measure to prohibit betting at Nevada sports books on college games seem even less likely to be considered until next year at the earliest.
”Supporters of the betting ban acknowledge this year’s prospects look bleak.