I'm not sure about the political wisdom of this, but it is without hyperbole the most important piece of legislation since, uh, say this one.
Representative Barney Frank, the Democratic chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced legislation that would allow online gambling in the U.S., loosening a ban enacted last year.
The measure would allow Americans to bet online with licensed Internet operators that have safeguards against underage and compulsive gambling and agree to be subject to U.S. jurisdiction and taxes, Frank said at a press conference in Washington.
As we all know, football season rapidly approaches, and it makes me feel dirty giving out my checking account number to some anonymous guy in the Caribbean. Giving some anonymous guy in the Caribbean my credit card numbers is totally cool.