H.R. 556--the Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act and Other Internet Gambling Proposals: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit of the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session, July 24, 2001, Volume 4

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Page 86 - pathological gamblers engage in destructive behaviors: they commit crimes, they run up large debts, they damage relationships with family and friends, and they kill themselves...
Page 1 - Credit will come to order. Without objection, all members' opening statements will be made a part of the record.
Page 51 - Web to penetrate every home and community across the globe has both positive and negative implications—while it can be an invaluable source of information and means of communication, it can also override community values and standards, subjecting them to whatever may or may not be found online. In short, the Internet is a challenge to the sovereignty of civilized communities, States, and nations to decide what is appropriate ana decent behavior.
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Page 51 - Internet has not reached this potential is that many folks view it as a wild frontier, with no safeguards to protect children and very few legal protections to prevent online criminal activity. The ability of the World Wide Web to penetrate every home and community across the globe has both positive and negative implications — while it can be an invaluable source of information and means of communication, it can also override community values and standards, subjecting them to whatever may or may...
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Page 98 - ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL CRIMINAL DIVISION UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIME COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES November 29, 2001 Mr.
Page 51 - Gambling is currently illegal in the United States unless regulated by the States. As such, every state has gambling statutes to determine the type and amount of legal gambling permitted. With the development of the Internet, however, prohibitions and regulations governing gambling have been turned on their head.
Page 84 - Because of the lack of sound research on the effects of these forms of gambling on the population and the difficulty of policing and regulating to prevent such things as participation by minors, the commission recommends that states not permit the expansion of gambling into homes through technology and the expansion of account wagering. 5.4 The Commission recommends to the President and Congress that because Internet gambling is expanding most rapidly through offshore operators, the federal government...
Page 95 - The gambling tide may be turning, simply by involving the voters in informed public deliberation — the core of the democratic process. It is time for policymakers to recognize that the rapid expansion of gambling is putting children and adolescents increasingly at risk and has led to a host of other negative social consequences that have yet to be adequately addressed. Legislators should declare a moratorium on gambling expansion and enact policies to break America's growing addiction to gambling.

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