Controversy continues to surround online gambling

Efforts by the Department of Justice to prosecute online gambling and recent efforts by lawmakers to legalize the industry highlight the controversy surrounding online gambling. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., recently introduced a bill that would legalize and regulate Internet gambling, and supporters say it would boost tax revenue and allow for regulation. However, earlier this month, prosecutors seized $34 million from online poker players, a move that I. Nelson Rose, a law school professor and expert on gambling law, says could turn out to instead support Internet poker.

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