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Gambling industry leader voices concerns about gambling bills

LAS VEGAS (AP) – While most gambling industry issues were shelved after Sept. 11 when Congress turned its focus to homeland security and the battered economy, an industry lobbyist said Internet gambling hasn’t moved far from the front burner.

Frank Fahrenkopf, president of the Washington, D.C.-based American Gaming Association, said Tuesday that anti-Internet gambling legislation survived the swirl of terrorism and anthrax.

In his address on the state of the gambling industry to the 18th annual Gov.’s Conference on Travel and Tourism, Fahrenkopf said the gaming association’s position has been to oppose Internet gambling. read more

Gambling bill squeaks through House committee

A controversial effort to ban Internet gambling cleared a House committee Tuesday, despite opposition from lawmakers who said it contains too many loopholes and from those who said it imposes too many restrictions.

The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee approved the bill by voice vote after an hours-long debate that had taken the better part of two previous sessions. It must be reconciled with a similar effort passed by the Financial Services Committee before the full House can vote on it. read more