Gambling on the future : internet gaming

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  • Gambling is the world's third-largest industry, and the Web has made it more global than ever. One in twenty Americans gamble online, an illegal activity under the Wire Act which forbids interstate bookmaking over phone lines. This program looks at the explosive proliferation of Internet gaming and how America-its people and its government-are reacting to it. To present an overview of gambling in the electronic era, the video canvasses many perspectives, from Web bookmaker Victor Chandler to casino owner and publisher Larry Flynt; from Congressional opponents of Internet gambling, such as John Goodlatte, John Wolf, and Senator Jon Kyle, to Congressman Ron Paul, who opposes regulation of the Web.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 03, 2007.
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  • International Gambling Via Internet (3:47) -- Las Vegas: Home of Gambling (2:46) -- Las Vegas High Rollers Beat the Odds (4:38) -- Sports Betting Threatened (3:43) -- Globalization of Gambling and Internet (5:00) -- Legal Battle Over Slot Machines (2:51) -- Expansion of Offshore Gambling (5:10) -- Regulation of Cyberspace Gambling (3:17) -- Pros and Cons Online Gambling Regulation (4:17) -- Las Vegas Conglomerates Reject Online Gambling (3:39) -- Expanding Technology for Offshore Gambling (4:39) -- Digital Technology and Future of Gambling (2:40)
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