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Legalization of On-Line Gambling

Legalization of On-Line Gambling
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Author(s): Mario Alba Jr. (Hofstra University, USA), Louis J. Papa (Hofstra University, USA), Anthony Basile (Hofstra University, USA), Stuart Bass (Hofstra University, USA) and Eugene Maccarone (Hofstra University, USA)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 2
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch288
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330

Abstract

Gambling has always been legal in the United States. The gaming industry continues to grow as more Americans view gambling as entertainment rather than a vice (Edward M. Yures, Gambling on the Internet: The States Risk Playing Economic Roulette as the Internet Gambling Industry Spins Onward, 28, Rutgers Computer & Tech. L.J. 193, 196, 2002). In recent years, Internet gambling, which exists without any significant regulation, has exploded in popularity (David Goodman, Proposals for a Federal Prohibition of Internet Gambling: Are There Any Other Viable Solutions to This Perplexing Problem?, 70, Miss. L.J. 375, 379, 2000). As a result, politicians have struggled with laws that limit or ban the use of Internet gambling (Craig Lang, Internet Gambling: Nevada Logs In, 22, Loy. L.A. Ent. L.J. 525, 526, 2002). To date, all attempts at controlling or eliminating on-line gambling have been unsuccessful. The more prudent option would be for the government to place its seal of approval on Internet gambling so that it can draw gamblers away from unregulated sites and generate substantial tax revenues.

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