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Baker Tilly joins bid to overturn US online gaming ban

US takes first step towards scrapping online gaming ban with Bill

Baker
Tilly
has emerged at the forefront of efforts to overturn controversial US
legislation outlawing online gambling.

The US has taken the first step towards scrapping its internet gaming ban
with the introduction of a Bill that will allow licensed operators to do
business.

Congressman Barney Frank, the Democrat chairman of the House Committee on
Financial Services introduced the Bill.

But the proposed legislation was written with the help of UK internet payment
service provider UC Group and Baker Tilly.

Frank has criticised the gaming ban, and launched the Bill in a bid to
establish a regulatory framework allowing operators to accept bets if they are
licensed.

‘The existing legislation is an inappropriate interference on the personal
freedom of Americans and this interference should be undone,’ Frank was quoted
as saying in the
Times
.

Online gaming was banned in the US last October.

Further reading:

Government faces failure as gaming giant snubs tax rate
bait

Online gaming auditors on red alert over travel to US

Q&A: Martin Weigold, FD of Partygaming

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