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Setting Limits on Cybercasinos

How efforts to regulate Internet gaming sites are progressing


CONGRESS
Senate and House bills would make online betting a federal offense. Violators could face fines and jail time.

CASINO INDUSTRY
Wants to ban Internet wagering in its current form but is intrigued by long-term cyberprospects.

INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS
Oppose possible legislation requiring them to block objectionable Web sites.

AUSTRALIA
The Australian government is moving to regulate and legalize online gambling sites. Could draw U.S. gamblers.



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