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Online Gambling Turnaround

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Good news!!! Well. I think it's good news. YMMV.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/29/us/politics/29gamble.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

WASHINGTON — With pressure mounting on the federal government to find new revenues, Congress is considering legalizing, and taxing, an activity it banned just four years ago: Internet gambling.

On Wednesday, the House Financial Services Committee approved a bill that would effectively legalize online poker and other nonsports betting, overturning a 2006 federal ban that critics say merely drove Web-based casinos offshore. The vote was 41 to 22, with seven Republicans joining most Democrats on the panel in favor of the measure.
 
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