Gambling Laws and Regulations

Welcome to the CalvinAyre.com Gambling Laws and Regulations page. We will continue to update this page with PDFs and Links to current laws, regulatory changes and proposed online gambling bills. This is by no means a complete list but it is a living page that will continue to grow as we gather more documents.

Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 – USA

Summary: The Act prohibits gambling businesses from knowingly accepting payments in connection with the participation of another person in a bet or wager that involves the use of the Internet and that is unlawful under any federal or state law.

HB 1441 – Internet Poker Consumer Protection and Revenue Generation Act of 2010

Summary: Joseph Abruzzo. It would ensure the protection of consumers while recognizing and regulating intrastate internet poker sites. Online poker in Florida would be comprised of “hubs” (primary rooms) and “affiliates” (skins of those rooms). If you operated an online poker room post-UIGEA, you can’t operate a hub for at least 3 years after bill passes.

HR 4976 – Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act of 2010

Summary: Amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose an Internet gambling license fee on Internet gambling operators and an additional tax on unauthorized bets or wagers and require withholding of tax on net Internet gambling winnings and on the winnings of nonresident aliens.

HR 2366 – The Online Poker Act of 2011

Summary: Joe Barton. It would make internet poker legal on a federal level, and has consumer protection provisions regarding cheating and problem gambling. The bill proposes an opt-out rather than an opt-in system, requiring specific action on the part of the state to remove themselves from being included in the regulation.

HR 2666 – Internet Poker Freedom Act of 2013

Summary: Joe Barton. Prohibits a person from (and requires a fine under the federal criminal code, imprisonment up to five years, or both for) operating an Internet poker facility without a license in good standing issued by a qualified regulatory authority.

HR 2267 – Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act

Summary: Barney Frank. Grants the Secretary of the Treasury regulatory and enforcement jurisdiction over the Internet Gambling Licensing Program established by this Act. Prohibits any person from operating an Internet gambling facility that knowingly accepts bets or wagers from persons located in the United States without a license issued by the Secretary.

HR 625 – Sports Gaming Opportunity Act of 2013

Summary: Frank LoBiondo.  Amends the federal judicial code to exempt a lottery, sweepstakes, or other betting, gambling, or wagering scheme authorized by a state through a statute enacted on or after January 1, 2013, and not later than January 1, 2017.

HR 626 – New Jersey Betting and Equal Treatment Act of 2013

Summary: Frank Pallone Jr. Amends the federal judicial code to exempt a lottery, sweepstakes, or other betting, gambling, or waging scheme operating exclusively in New Jersey.

HR 1174 – Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act

Summary: John Campbell. Grants the Secretary of the Treasury regulatory and enforcement jurisdiction over the program established by this Act. Prohibits any person from operating an Internet gambling facility that knowingly accepts bets or wagers from people located in the United States without a license issued by the Secretary.

HR 2230 – Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act of 2011

Summary: Jim McDermott. Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to regulate and tax Internet gambling. Imposes a tax on each licensee equal to 2% of all funds deposited by the licensee’s players for placing a bet or wager and an additional 50% tax on unauthorized bets or wagers

HR 2282 – Internet Gambling Regulation, Enforcement, and Consumer Protection Act of 2013

Summary: Peter King. Prohibits operation of an Internet gambling facility that offers services to persons in the United States, except as authorized under this Act. Provides exceptions to licensed racetracks, operators offering lottery transactions or services by a state or Indian tribe, and persons engaged outside the United States.

Crimes Amendment (Cheating at Gambling) Bill 2012

Summary: This bill will amend the Criminal Code 2002 to prohibit certain conduct that can corrupt the betting outcomes of events on which it is lawful to place bets.

Interactive Gambling Act 2001

Summary: The IGA targets the providers of interactive gambling services, not their potential or actual customers. The IGA makes it an offence to provide an interactive gambling service to a customer physically present in Australia.

Casino Control Act

Summary: Authorizes Internet wagering at Atlantic City casinos under certain circumstances.

Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and Strengthening UIGEA Act of 2012

Summary: Reid/Kyl. Prohibits a person from operating an Internet gambling facility without a license in good standing issued by a state or tribal agency qualified by the Secretary of Commerce. Allows a licensee to accept an Internet poker bet or wager from U.S.-located individuals and offer related services so long as the license remains in good standing.

Tribal Online Gaming Act of 2012

Summary: To establish a program for licensing tribal online gaming, and for other purposes.

Expanded Gaming Act

Summary: The Expanded Gaming Act will create new jobs, generate new revenue for the Commonwealth, and contribute to the economic growth of the local economy. It protects communities from all potential social and economic impacts by a transparent and competitive bidding process of gaming licenses.

Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill

Summary: The Bill will require operators that transact with or advertise to British consumers to obtain an operating license from the Gambling Commission.

Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act of 2009

Summary: Amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose an Internet gambling license fee on Internet gambling operators and an additional tax on unauthorized bets or wagers and require withholding of tax on net Internet gambling winnings and on the winnings of nonresident aliens.

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