Correction on Leach Legislation

by Lou on March 18, 2006

Gaming attorney Chuck Humphrey sent this not to me to clarify one of my recent posts. I’m posting it here, in order to keep things as accurate as possible.

I read your blog, which says “Under Leach’s proposed legislation, such prohibitions would include placing bets at online poker sites, and other wagers made or received via the internet in jurisdictions where these bets are illegal under federal or state law.”

Unless I am missing something, that is not exactly an accurate statement. While placing bets is included in the definition of what constitutes an illegal bet, the bill does not criminalize the MAKING of bets. It does seek to block the acceptance by the online gambling websites of credit instruments of various kinds.

Any feedback from other gaming attorneys or subject matter experts in this field are always welcome….

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