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Opinion: Internet Gambling Bill: All Bets Are Off
Saturday, July 25, 1998; Page E01
The Internet Gambling Prohibition Act, championed by Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), "the most serious effort to date to regulate the Internet." The Kyl bill raises questions about the feasibility of law enforcement in cyberspace.

Report: Online Gambling a $10B Industry by 2002
Tuesday, June 16, 1998; 10:00 a.m. EDT
Over $10 billion will be gambled online by 2002 as operators take advantage of the huge audience reach and cost savings of the Internet, market analyst Datamonitor.

N.Y. Tribe Wants Internet Casino
Saturday, April 18, 1998; 10:37 a.m. EDT
In New York, St. Regis Mohawk tribe hired an Ohio-based company to help the tribe set up an Internet ''casino,'' despite the state's claim that the Indian nation's gaming compact does not permit them to offer online gambling.

Opinion: Vice Online and Offshore
Saturday, March 7, 1998; Page A18 p
The announcement of the first federal charges against an online gambling operation revives the question of how you regulate Internet activity. Gambling online, like viewing pornography online, is highly private and convenient; this sharpens some problems while removing others.

14 Charged in Internet Gambling
Thursday, March 5 1998; Page E04
The managers and owners of six Internet sports betting companies that operated offshore and allowed bettors in the United States to gamble on football, basketball and other sports were charged in federal court here with illegally using the wires and telephone to transmit bets.

Legislation Would Leave a Tangled Web
Wednesday, March 4, 1998; Page C10
The horse racing industry is looking forward to a bright new era when in-home betting – through the Internet, interactive television or telephone – expands its market vastly. But an ominous cloud hovers over this grand vision of the future: the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act, popularly known as the Kyl bill after its primary sponsor, Sen. Jon Kyl (R.-Ariz.).

Idaho Tribe Clicks on Gray Area With Web Lottery
Tuesday, February 10, 1998; Page A05
With the same bravado they brandished last year in a federal suit claiming ownership of a northern Idaho tourist mecca, the 1,400 members of the Coeur d'Alene tribe have launched U.S. Lottery. Headquartered at their 5-year-old bingo hall and casino 25 miles southeast of Spokane, Wash., U.S. Lottery bills itself as "the first ever parimutuel lottery to be accessible both by telephone and Internet."

On-line Bettors Take Their Chances, Reap the Rewards
Saturday, January 24, 1998; Page H04
The Super Bowl provides an opportunity for Americans to wager, either legally in Nevada, or illegally through a neighborhood bookmaker. Now offshore betting – is expecting more action than Nevada – more than $100 million, according to offshore bookmaking executives. About 100 offshore bookmakers have Web sites, with 30 of them capable of accepting bets with the click of a mouse, many this season for the first time.

THE NAVIGATOR: Wanna Bet?
Thursday, January 22, 1998; Page C05
On the eve of the Super Bowl – the greatest sports-gambling day of the year – the Internet is at the heart of a burning question: Should people be allowed to gamble online? But there's a larger question: Isn't it fascinating how human beings are smart enough to build a global, instantaneous communications network, but dumb enough to keep forking over hard-earned bucks to bookies and casinos?

Idaho Tribe's Site Draws Legal Challenge
Monday, November 17, 1997; Page A21
Soon after the Coeur d'Alene tribe opened casino in Northern Idaho, tribal leaders decided they needed a better highway to lure more gamblers. They found it on "the electronic highway" known as the Internet, establishing the first Native American gambling site. But a number of state law enforcement officials are not so certain that Native Americans have the right to use that tool on the Internet.

In Racing's Wild Kingdom, It Takes a Mouse to Find the Horses
Friday, September 12, 1997; Page D10
Although the thoroughbred industry is reputed to be stodgy and resistant to change, it is rapidly embracing high-tech innovations. Most U.S. racetracks have established sites on the Internet, and one, in particular, may provide a glimpse of the sport's future.

Opinion: Cyberspace Gambling
Monday, August 25, 1997; Page A18
Moving an old problem to a new setting can help clarify issues and sharpen debate. With any luck the proposal by Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) to impose a federal ban on Internet gambling will do just that for issues raised by the explosive growth of legalized gambling that isn't conducted in cyberspace.

Gamblers Play the Odds Online
Tuesday, August 19, 1997; Page A01
Despite a host of questions about legality and legitimacy, Internet gambling is taking off. It is probably a $200 million-a-year business now, analysts said, and is poised to become much bigger, likely topping a billion dollars by the turn of the century.

House Approves Gambling Commission
Tuesday, July 23 1996; Page A04
The House gave final congressional approval yesterday to a measure that would create a federal commission to examine the rapid growth of the $40 billion-a-year U.S. gambling industry and its impact on American society. Among the issues the panel would examine are whether there is a link between gambling and crime, current policies regarding gambling on Indian reservations and gambling on the Internet.


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