|NTRA Legislative Update: March 15, 2006
- Internet Gaming Bill Passes Out Of Committee
Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has secured language in Unlawful
Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (HR 4411) to protect Internet and account
wagering on horse racing. The bill passed out of the House Financial Services
Committee this morning. HR 4411 was sponsored by Congressman Jim Leach
"We are pleased that HR 4411 passed through the Financial Services
Committee and look forward to working with Congress on issues relating
to Internet wagering," said the NTRA's Gregory C. Avioli, who spearheads
the Association's legislative efforts in Washington, D.C.
A second I-gaming bill, the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act (HR 4777),
introduced by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and having more than 100
co-sponsors, will likely be considered next.
The NTRA worked with Congressman Goodlatte to ensure that HR 4777 also
contained language that protects online and account pari-mutuel wagering.
It is feasible that HR 4411 and 4777 may be combined.
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