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Short Take: Debate coming over Net gambling

The legality of Net gambling will be debated Wednesday during a hearing scheduled by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime. At the center of the hearing is the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act, a bill that would amend the federal Wire Act, which makes it illegal to place or accept wagers over telephone wires, to include the Net.

The legality of Net gambling will be debated Wednesday during a hearing scheduled by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime. At the center of the hearing is the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act, a bill that would amend the federal Wire Act, which makes it illegal to place or accept wagers over telephone wires, to include the Net.