The Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative promotes the freedom of individuals to gamble online with the proper safeguards to protect consumers and ensure the integrity of financial transactions.

Additionally, the Initiative is a resource for information about legislation to regulate Internet Gambling and provides individuals, organizations and companies the opportunity to support the legislation and engage their elected officials.

"What we have are people who don’t like gambling and think that they have a right through the government to prevent other people from doing it.  I regard that as a very grave crossing of the line that we in government ought to respect."  

- Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA)

"I do support the right of people to engage in gambling. This is the first time under Chairman Frank's bill that we have a federal regulatory enforcement network in place. This is going to have a positive effect related to law enforcement and homeland security."

- Congressman Pete King (R-NY)

Why Support Lawful Internet Gambling?

  • Existing laws prohibiting Internet gambling are a government intrusion into people’s private lives
  • Traditional forms of gambling exist in nearly every state
  • Estimated tax revenue generated through regulated Internet gambling ranges from $6 to $25 billion over five years
  • Current efforts to prohibit Internet gambling are futile as Americans continue to gamble online and without consumer protections
  • Proven and effective safeguards can prevent underage and compulsive gamblers from betting online
  • Proven safety controls can protect against fraud, identity theft and money laundering
  • Regulated Internet gambling can bring the U.S. into compliance with recent decision by the World Trade Organization by allowing foreign, as well as domestic, Internet gambling operators to legally accept online bets

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