|A bill to determine the possibility of making Internet gambling in the United States legal is underway. U.S. Rep. John Conyers is responsible for the bill that is to propose realistic means for the regulation of online gambling.|
The new bill criticises prohibition of Internet gambling as: “unlikely to be effective, and may adversely impact Americans' rights to due process and individual privacy.'
Conyers is known for his opposition to previous bills that would make Internet gambling illegal. Ineffective attempts to regulate online gambling in the past have led him to propose the creation of a commission. This commission is to study regulatory approaches that would give players the same kind of protection they would have in real casinos.
Five members are to make up the committee. To be eligible to be appointed as a member candidates will need expert knowledge or expertise on the matters to be studied.
Congress has previously focused on promoting real gambling whilst simultaneously prohibiting it online. Conyers wants this contradictory attitude to end, believing: 'Such an approach would be more effective at weeding out bad actors and creating protections and safeguards in cyberspace gaming that exist in brick-and-mortar casinos.”