H.R.2267 - Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act

To amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for the licensing of Internet gambling activities by the Secretary of the Treasury, to provide for consumer protections on the Internet, to enforce the tax code, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act as introduced.
  • Official: To amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for the licensing of Internet gambling activities by the Secretary of the Treasury, to provide for consumer protections on the Internet, to enforce the tax code, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Requires operators of Internet gambling facilities to obtain licenses through the Internet Gambling Licensing Program, administered by the Secretary of the Treasury.
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Official Summary

5/6/2009--Introduced.Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act - Grants the Secretary of the Treasury regulatory and enforcement jurisdiction over the Internet Gambling Licensing Program established by this Act. Prescribes administrative and licensing requireme

Official Summary

5/6/2009--Introduced.Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act - Grants the Secretary of the Treasury regulatory and enforcement jurisdiction over the Internet Gambling Licensing Program established by this Act. Prescribes administrative and licensing requirements for Internet betting. Prohibits any person from operating an Internet gambling facility that knowingly accepts bets or wagers from persons located in the United States without a license issued by the Secretary. Requires the Secretary to assess:
(1) fees against licensee institutions to cover the cost of administering this Act; and
(2) specified civil money penalties upon licensees or other persons for willful violation of this Act or related regulations. Cites safeguards required of licensees, including:
(1) tax collection related to Internet gambling;
(2) safeguards against fraud, money laundering, and terrorist finance; and
(3) safeguards to combat compulsive Internet gambling. Requires the Secretary and any qualified state or tribal regulatory body to prescribe regulations for:
(1) development of a Problem Gambling, Responsible Gambling, and Self-Exclusion Program;
(2) a list of persons self-excluded from gambling activities at licensee sites; and
(3) a program to alert the public to the existence, consequences, and availability of the self -exclusion list.Prohibits a person who is prohibited from gambling with a licensee from collecting any winnings, or recovering any losses that arise as a result of prohibited gambling activity.Shields a financial transaction provider from liability for engaging in financial activities and transactions on behalf of a licensee, or involving a licensee, if such activities are in compliance with federal and state laws. Permits states and Indian tribal authorities to opt-out of Internet gambling activities within their respective jurisdictions. Prohibits electronic cheating devices. Subjects violators of this Act to civil and criminal penalties.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.2267

  • Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.
  • Interactive Gaming Council
  • Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative
  • UC Group LTD
  • Poker Players Alliance
  • Open Poker USA
  • ...and 3 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.2267

  • Christian Coalition of America
  • Morongo Band of Mission Indians




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