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Barney Frank: PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker Could Still Get Licensed in U.S.

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Aug/05/2010
Full Tilt Poker

 

Following passage of a measure to legalize online gambling in the United States in a House Subcommittee last week, there was much concern over an amendment that seemingly would prevent online poker powerhouses PokerStars and Full Tilt from obtaining licenses in the States.         

An Amendment by Mr. Bachus and Mrs. Bachmann, no. 15, was AGREED TO, by voice vote.

No one who took a bet or wager on or after the enactment of The Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) in 2006, processed payments, or received "assistance" can be licensed as part of HR 2267.

In an interview with Gambling911.com Senior International Correspondent Jenny Woo this week, Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass), who authored the bill, suggested that PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and other online poker rooms that have continued to welcome U.S. customers, will not necessarily be excluded from licensing.

“I think the general principle will be there but those things can be worked on as it goes forward,” Frank told Gambling911.

PokerStars last week came forward in full support of the measure and its amendments. 

Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher 

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