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December 12, 2012 Print

2012 Lame-Duck Session – Possible Stealth Internet-Gambling Bill

by Chad Hills

Purportedly, a “Reid-Kyl Internet poker” bill exists in “draft” form, awaiting attachment to a must-pass bill in the lame-duck session. According to several news sources, the 73-page “draft” bill would legalize Internet poker. But the majority of Congress and the public are unaware of the online-gambling bill’s exact content.

What we do know is that this bill was crafted by the casino lobby, it’s being pushed by the casino lobby and it benefits the casino lobby.  This legislation does not have the well-being of citizens, families or our nation in mind.

Inevitable Consequences of Internet Gambling:


The Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation has created an online-gambling fact sheet to email your U.S. Representatives and Senators to warn them about this alleged Reid-Kyl lame-duck online-gambling bill. This effort to shove Internet gambling into a must-pass bill, by Senator Reid, is very similar to the 2010 lame-duck session. As always, prevention of a problem bill beforehand is always a better strategy than treatment of the consequences in hindsight.


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