New banning bill in Illinois
More State law aimed at hamstringing Internet gambling is on the radar at present, this time from Illinois.
State Rep. Elizabeth Coulson is leading the charge with a Leach look-alike bill that attempts to eliminate Internet gambling by prohibiting banks and credit card companies from processing wire transfers to Internet casinos. If a bank knowingly processed such transactions, it would be fined $1,000 per offense.
And any credit card debts from Internet gambling transactions would be null and void, meaning the financial institutions wouldn’t have to pay the online casinos, and in turn, the bettor would not have to pay the financial institution.
“Basically, we would say that credit card companies don’t have to pay the Internet debt. So then, guess what, the gambling people aren’t going to want to take cards from Illinois, and then you eliminate the problem,” Coulson says.
The bill is currently awaiting a hearing in the Slot Gacor gaming committee, whose chairman, Rep. Lou Lang said more testimony and information about Internet gambling would be needed before the committee could act. Coulson attempted a similar bill last session, and it passed the House 111-0 but was then stalled in the Senate rules committee.
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