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Barney Frank Going To Try To Repeal Internet Gambling Ban

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A senior Democratic lawmaker said on Thursday he would push to pass legislation to repeal a three-year-old U.S. ban on Internet gambling that has hurt trade ties with European Union.

'I'm going to be pushing it,' House of Representatives Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank told reporters at a press conference to lay out his agenda for reforming U.S. financial regulation.

Work on drafting the legislation should be completed this month, a House aide said.

Every time I've had a chance, I've voted pro-gambling - in Florida for casinos, and in Maryland with slots. Gambling ought to be a normal, regulated business. The people who are going to get addicted to gambling and do stupid things already are.