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I would Delaware just became the first -- to legalize online gambling in others may soon follow.
And our next guest is pushing a bill in congress that would legalize online poker.
And set -- federal standard for states that sign up.
Republican congressman Joseph Barton from Texas joins us now.
Certain things are taking the time have you with -- you know -- actually did this out she met online gambling be legal and everybody said yes so what is the problem what.
-- hold up.
Well first evolve.
The we're -- met -- my villages for poker and poker a game of skill.
-- if you're better than me over time you're gonna be me and Rick I'm not playing in the house on a plane you and me.
And that's and that's -- distinction between some of the others -- back.
It's not illegal to play poker online.
Right right now what's illegal is to play poker for money on line and the transit had indeed and to do the transaction through buying.
So the bill that -- introduced.
In the house simply says that.
If if the state wants allowing citizens to play poker online for money.
It can do so you have to -- -- state license and a federal license from the Department of Commerce to do it.
And it -- be transparent and regulated and fairness to all comers but if you don't wanna goodness -- -- and they then have to do.
Now is -- is biggest really the biggest push back on -- I guess it would be competing with them.
No actually most of the land casinos in Las Vegas are very supportive there are few that are not that Mostar.
Most believe it or not the big the big players in the casino business today.
-- really not Las Vegas it's the Indian tribes and the Indian -- summer for -- summer against it.
And some are undecided.
As you pointed out -- the states are starting to allow this.
And I think this sooner we get a federal system so that it's all above board transparent.
The better off it's going to be treated for the people who want to apply if you don't want -- -- -- mine -- money you don't have.
And and act wire act already -- sports betting -- California New Jersey DC considering it it's a big tax revenue raiser channel isn't.
It has the potential to.
My bill is in the inner energy and commerce committee we're not the Ways and Means Committee so.
My specific bill doesn't have a tax component that there's a companion bill that's been introduced in the Ways and Means Committee.
I congressman Campbell of California.
-- and it obviously does have a revenue component.
Congressman switch gears -- -- first second because amongst your your resume its safety and privacy of the web is also on your agenda.
-- all of these data gathering systems we get information and I guess -- however they want you're trying to stop that.
Congressman Ed Markey a good Democrat from Massachusetts and our co chairman of the privacy caucus in the house.
And we and five other congressmen on a bipartisan basis.
Sent a letter -- -- data broker companies.
Asking -- to explain their policies about the information they're collecting in most cases.
Without the knowledge through the mission of the consumers that are using the Internet.
How they have they obtain -- what they do with it and whether they let the consumer know.
The individual know that they're doing it and if the individual doesn't want them to do it.
-- the individual opt out and prevent them from doing.
It is that is very important and I hope -- Visio and on that congressman -- and we got have you back to you I know your steadfast on tax reform.
That is a big pet peeve of mine as well throw the -- out and start over congressman Joseph Barton of Texas thank you so much.
Thank you I'm -- point -- we're trying to move a children's online primary bill.
And I'm mad about that today with the chairman of the energy comments -- mr.
all important stuff thank you.
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