House not acting on Internet gambling right away

Dec 16, 2013 6:34 PM

After listening to both sides of the argument of whether the federal government should address the problems of Internet gambling, the chairman of the Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade subcommittee said he saw no great consensus among his colleagues to call for immediate action.

“There’s really nothing on the agenda next for this,” said Rep. Lee Terry, R.-Neb., after the hearing. “We are going to see how things are evolving in Nevada and New Jersey and other states.

“Is there really something that forces the feds to get into this right now? And, I don’t think a case was really made. When it comes to setting parameters for Internet gambling, where issues of technology and privacy come into play, I don’t know how you can do that.”

The committee heard the pros and cons from industry supporters and opponents.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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