go Barney... go Barney... HFS hearing Friday


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By Tony Romm - 04/12/10 11:10 AM ET

Internet gambling will reappear on lawmakers' radars on Friday when the House Financial Services Committee fields testimony on two bills that would delay a scheduled ban on the practice, if not totally legalize it.

Neither bill will be marked up during the morning hearing, according to reports. Rather, Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is expected only to field testimony from online gambling experts, some of whom support the chairman's repeated attempts to repeal the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), which includes rules that prohibit banks from servicing businesses' accounts involved in online gambling.

That much-debated law will enter into effect on June 1, following ...

**let's get those phone calls and cards and letter flowing to our representatives please!

just received this email update....

April 12, 2010

Postponed: Committee Hearing on Internet Gambling Regulation

Washington, DC – Due to a conflict in the Chairman’s schedule, the hearing entitled “H.R. 2266, Reasonable Prudence in Regulation Act and H.R. 2267, the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act-Governmental Perspectives” scheduled at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 16, will be postponed to a date and time to be announced later.

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