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PROPOSAL TO BAN MASSACHUSETTS INTERNET CAFE GAMBLING
15th July, 2011 at 16:10:21
"Sweepstake" style internet cafes under the microscope
Robert DeLeo, the Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Assembly, appears to have a selective approach to gambling. The Democratic Party politician supports land casinos and racetrack slots, but this week filed legislation that seeks to ban cyber cafes from selling internet time or phone cards that allow customers to play online slots and other internet games.
Customers can win points redeemable for cash, but the state's Attorney General's Office says these businesses do not post odds or guarantee payouts.
Violators of the proposed ban could face 15 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines for every machine so used.
The law would not apply to internet activity regarding the state lottery, betting on horse races, or charitable gaming.
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WEST VIRGINIA ONLINE GAMBLING BILL MEETS EARLY OPPOSITION (Update)
25th March, 2017 at 08:38:18
HB3067 faces political and time constraints.
MORE DETAILS ON COSTA ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION BILL IN PENNSYLVANIA (Update)
21st March, 2017 at 21:54:56
Senator Jay Costa introduces his bill SB524 with the support of three other senators.
CALLS FOR HIGHER GAMBLING TAXES IN KENYA
20th March, 2017 at 07:18:24
Operators brace for rising costs as parliamentary advisers call for more taxation.
REPUBLICANS FILE ANTI-ONLINE GAMBLING BILL IN PENNSYLVANIA
14th March, 2017 at 08:11:41
HB801 has echoes of last year's unsuccessful attempt authored by former Representative (now Senator) Mario Scavello.
IGT ACHIEVES ICAP RE-CERTIFICATION
13th March, 2017 at 13:44:19
Compliant with Internet Responsible Gambling Standards.