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Discuss Online Gambling Directed Toward Children, FTC 6/24/02
  • FTC Warns Consumers about Online Gambling and Children, FTC 6/26/02
  • Online Gambling and Kids: A Bad Bet, FTC 6/26/0
  • FTC Chairmain Muris, Congressman Wolf and Industry Experts to House Judiciary June 6 10 am Continue markup of H.R. 3215, the "Combatting Illegal Gambling Reform and Modernization Act"; H.R. 4623, the "Child Obscenity and Pornography Prevention Act of 2002" Congress 5/24/02, ITAA 5/22/02
  • Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing on Internet Gambling July 12, 2001 | Opening Statement of Full Committee Chairman Michael G. Oxley | Opening Statement of Subcommittee Chair Sue KellyWitness List (links to testimony) |
  • Statement of Kevin V. Di Gregory, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Criminal Division Before the Committee on Banking and Financial Services of the United States House of Representatives Concerning Gambling on the Internet (June 20, 2000)
  • Testimony of Kevin V. Di Gregory, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, addressing Internet Gambling before the Subcommittee on Crime, of the House Committee on the Judiciary (March 9, 2000)
  • DOJ, The Electronic Frontier: Appendix F - Internet Gambling (March 9, 2000).
  • Testimony of Kevin V. Di Gregory, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, addressing Internet Gambling and Indian Gaming before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (June 9, 1999) 
  • Letter from the Department of Justice to Senator Leahy regarding S. 692, the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act of 1999 (June 9, 1999) 
  • Statement of Kevin V. Di Gregory, Deputy Assistanct Attorney Gen., Criminal Division, US Department of Justice, Hearing on HR 2380 Before the Subcommittee on Crime, Committee on the Judiciary, 105th Cong. 77-91 (1998)
  • DOJ Press Release Owners, Managers and Employees of Internet Sports Betting Companies Charged with Violating Federal Law 
  • National Gambling Impact Study Final Report (1999) Copies:  IPG News | Casino Gambling | National Gambling Impact Study Commission (link appears bad) |
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    Wire Act

    Title 18, United States Code, Sec. 1084. Transmission of wagering information; penalties (The Wire Act)
        (a) Whoever being engaged in the business of betting or wagering knowingly uses a wire communication facility for the transmission in interstate or foreign commerce of bets or wagers or information assisting in the placing of bets or wagers on any sporting event or contest, or for the transmission of a wire communication which entitles the recipient to receive money or credit as a result of bets or wagers, or for information assisting in the placing of bets or wagers, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
        (b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the transmission in interstate or foreign commerce of information for use in news reporting of sporting events or contests, or for the transmission of information assisting in the placing of bets or wagers on a sporting event or contest from a State or foreign country where betting on that sporting event or contest is legal into a State or foreign country in which such betting is legal.
        (c) Nothing contained in this section shall create immunity from criminal prosecution under any laws of any State.
        (d) When any common carrier, subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission, is notified in writing by a Federal, State, or local law enforcement agency, acting within its jurisdiction, that any facility furnished by it is being used or will be used for the purpose of transmitting or receiving gambling information in interstate or foreign commerce in violation of Federal, State or local law, it  shall discontinue or refuse, the leasing, furnishing, or maintaining of such facility, after reasonable notice to the subscriber, but no damages, penalty or forfeiture, civil or criminal, shall be found against any common carrier for any act done in compliance with any notice received from a law enforcement agency. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to prejudice the right of any person affected thereby to secure an appropriate determination, as otherwise provided by law, in a Federal court or in a State or local tribunal or agency, that such facility should not be discontinued or removed, or should be restored.
        (e) As used in this section, the term ``State'' means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a commonwealth, territory or possession of the United States.

    Travel Act

    "The Travel Act provides criminal penalties for anyone who undertakes interstate or foreign commerce with the intent to distribute the proceedings of any unlawful activity."

    Illegal Gambing Business Act

    "The illegal Gambling Business Act makes it a crime to operate an "illegal gambling business."

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