Conyers Introduces I-Gaming Bill

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As reported by the Netimperative: “Issues surrounding consumer protection, especially the prevention of underage and problem gambling, are at the forefront of the new bill, which is the first of its kind.

The key proposal, from John Conyers Jr, a ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, focused on the creation of a commission that could make recommendations regarding how the US government could regulate internet gaming, with the consumer in mind.

“Issues surrounding consumer protection, especially the prevention of underage and problem gambling, are at the forefront of the new bill, which is the first of its kind.

“…Conyers scoffed at the numerous campaigns to prohibit internet gambling, claiming that `this approach reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of the internet’. He pointed out that `the international nature of the internet has rendered ineffective federal and state statutes governing the placement of wagers’…”

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