31 U.S. Code § 5361 - Congressional findings and purpose
Congressional findings and purpose
(a)Findings.—Congress finds the following:
Internet gambling is primarily funded through personal use of payment system instruments, credit cards, and wire transfers.
The National Gambling Impact Study Commission in 1999 recommended the passage of legislation to prohibit wire transfers to Internet gambling sites or the banks which represent such sites.
Internet gambling is a growing cause of debt collection problems for insured depository institutions and the consumer credit industry.
(b)Rule of Construction.—
No provision of this subchapter shall be construed as altering, limiting, or extending any Federal or State law or Tribal-State compact prohibiting, permitting, or regulating gambling within the United States.
Internet Gambling In or Through Foreign Jurisdictions
“(a)In General.—In deliberations between the United States Government and any foreign country on money laundering, corruption, and crime issues, the United States Government should—
encourage cooperation by foreign governments and relevant international fora in identifying whether Internet gambling operations are being used for money laundering, corruption, or other crimes;
advance policies that promote the cooperation of foreign governments, through information sharing or other measures, in the enforcement of this Act [probably means title VIII of Pub. L. 109–347, which enacted this subchapter, see Short Title of 2006 Amendment note set out under section 5301 of this title]; and
encourage the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering, in its annual report on money laundering typologies, to study the extent to which Internet gambling operations are being used for money laundering purposes.
The Secretary of the Treasury shall submit an annual report to the Congress on any deliberations between the United States and other countries on issues relating to Internet gambling.”
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