f passed, the anticipated legislation, which is also known as House Of Representatives 2267, would establish a framework to permit licensed operators to accept wagers from individuals in the US while mandating a number of significant player protections including safeguards against compulsive and underage gambling, money laundering, fraud and identify theft.
Additional provisions in the legislation would reinforce the rights of each state to determine whether to allow Internet gambling within their borders while applying other restrictions as determined necessary. Finally, the proposals would also permit states and Native American tribes with experience in regulating gambling to play a role in the regulatory process.
Bi-partisan support for Barney Frank’s measure already includes many senior ranking Representatives such as George Miller, Chairman of the Committee On Education And Labor, John Conyers, Chairman of the Committee Of The Judiciary, Charles Rangel, Chairman Of The Committee On Ways And Means, Edolphus Towns, Chairman of the Committee On Oversight And Government Reform, Pete King, ranking member of the Homeland Security Committee and Ron Paul, Vice-Chairman of the Oversight And Investigations Subcommittee.
Wilson is a Democrat from Ohio's Sixth Congressional District, which runs along almost the entire eastern and southeastern border of the state, and was first elected to Washington, DC, in November of 2006. He is the third Congressman from Ohio to co-sponsor the legislation following in the footsteps of fellow Democrats Steve Driehaus and Tim Ryan.