The Harry Reid Double Down On Internet Gambling

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Dec/06/2010
Harry Reid Internet Gambling

As widely reported on Gambling911.com over these past few days, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is reportedly in the process of aggressively pushing forth a piece of legislation that would legalized some forms of Internet gambling, specifically online poker. 

One website, OpenSecrets.org, reveals Reid’s primary intentions.

No member of Congress has received more money from the casino and gambling industry during the past two decades -- more than $1.72 million -- than Reid, the Center for Responsive Politics' research indicates.

People and political action committees associated with gambling interests also appear on Reid's all-time top contributor list, including MGM Resorts International ($295,150), Harrah's Entertainment ($171,200), Mandalay Resort Group ($128,350), Station Casinos ($125,200) and Boyd Gaming ($99,149).

The Vegas casinos, once opposed to the idea of legalizing online gambling, are now all-in it seems.

HR 2267, legislation proposed by Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass), would amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for the licensing of Internet gambling activities by the Secretary of the Treasury, to provide for consumer protections on the Internet, to enforce the tax code, and for other purposes.

Three Republican Congresspersons have written to Reid expressing concern over this recent attempt to pass the online gambling measure during the lame duck session.

- Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher

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