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H.R.6870 Payments System Protection Act of 2008, 110th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Oct 03, 2008 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 585.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Financial Services

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  • 100% of users support H.R.6870

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    • On September 16, 2008, by ericj - The main reason this bill is important, in my opinion, is because the previous legislation proposed forces the banks to have to police what constitutes "games of skill" occurring on web sites. If the government is going to try to regulate this sort of entertainment, they a) should first define exactly what is and isn't allowed, and b) enforce it themselves. For more info, take a look here: http://netfreedomforever.com/vote.php

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      As noted by ericj, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 16, 2008, "The main reason this bill is important, in my opinion, is because the previous legislation proposed forces the banks to have to police what constitutes "games of skill" occurring on web sites. If the government is going to try to regulate this sort of entertainment, they a) should first define exactly what is and isn't allowed, and b) enforce it themselves. For more info, take a look here: http://netfreedomforever.com/vote.php"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Online Poker Scene - Year in Review: Poker Legislation - December 29, 2008 by Online Poker Scene - HR 6870 called for a laundry list of legal and illegal activities under the UIGEA to be drawn up. Its purpose was to provide guidance for the fledgling financial industry in enforcing the 2006 law. In order to decipher what was ...

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      As noted by Online Poker Scene on December 29, 2008, "HR 6870 called for a laundry list of legal and illegal activities under the UIGEA to be drawn up. Its purpose was to provide guidance for the fledgling financial industry in enforcing the 2006 law. In order to decipher what was ..." (http://www.pocketfives.com/online-poker-scene/year-in-review-poker-legislation-3732755)
    • Poker News - 2008 Nice List - December 23, 2008 by PokerListings.com - News - In September, Frank introduced a modified version of the earlier bill, now H.R. 6870, that would have prohibited the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve from enacting any regulation of the UIGEA except for sports betting. ...

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      As noted by PokerListings.com - News on December 23, 2008, "In September, Frank introduced a modified version of the earlier bill, now H.R. 6870, that would have prohibited the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve from enacting any regulation of the UIGEA except for sports betting. ..." (http://www.pokerlistings.com/2008-nice-list-34342)
    • Pubblicità del PPA Prende di Mira i Legislatori per ... - December 14, 2008 by Poker Notizie | it.pokernews.com - Robert Wexler (D-FL); HR 6870, il "Payments System Protection Act" introdotto anche questo da Frank che cerca di bloccare o revocare parte dell'UIGEA 2006; e l'S 3616, "Internet Skill Game Licensing and Control Act" introdotto d

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      As noted by Poker Notizie | it.pokernews.com on December 14, 2008, "Robert Wexler (D-FL); HR 6870, il "Payments System Protection Act" introdotto anche questo da Frank che cerca di bloccare o revocare parte dell'UIGEA 2006; e l'S 3616, "Internet Skill Game Licensing and Control Act" introdotto d" (http://it.pokernews.com/news/2008/12/pubblicit%C3%A0-ppa-regolamentazione-gioco-online.htm)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Menendez stellt Gesetzentwurf zur Lizenzierung und Kontrolle von ... - October 01, 2008 by Poker News, Germany - Kurz bevor S. 3616 vorgestellt wurde, war hatte der Gesetzentwurf HR 6870 den Finanzausschuss des Repräsentantenhauses erfolgreich passiert. ...

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      As noted by Poker News, Germany on October 01, 2008, "Kurz bevor S. 3616 vorgestellt wurde, war hatte der Gesetzentwurf HR 6870 den Finanzausschuss des Repräsentantenhauses erfolgreich passiert. ..." (http://de.pokernews.com/neuigkeiten/2008/10/02/gesetzentwurf-zur-lizenzierung-und-kontrolle-von-internet-geschicklichkeitsspielen.htm)
    • Internet Gambling Sites Develop Kentucky Backup Plans - September 26, 2008 by Poker News Daily, NV - In the US, Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) introduced HR 6870, the Payments System Protection Act. It was passed out of the House Financial Services ...

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      As noted by Poker News Daily, NV on September 26, 2008, "In the US, Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) introduced HR 6870, the Payments System Protection Act. It was passed out of the House Financial Services ..." (http://www.pokernewsdaily.com/internet-gambling-sites-develop-kentucky-backup-plans-435/)
    • On Poker: Legislator takes another swing at reversing unpopular ... - September 23, 2008 by San Antonio Express, TX - HR 6870 wants to force lawmakers to define that language. Banks were originally told to block all transactions made to online sports gambling accounts, ...

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      As noted by San Antonio Express, TX on September 23, 2008, "HR 6870 wants to force lawmakers to define that language. Banks were originally told to block all transactions made to online sports gambling accounts, ..." (http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/columnists/29727464.html)
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