Cannon May Back Legalized Internet Gambling-- Outside Utah

Cannon May Back Legalized Internet Gambling-- Outside Utah

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Republican Representative Chris Cannon is looking at legalizing Internet gambling -- as long as Utah residents could not participate.

Cannon is a co-sponsor of a bill that would form a study commission to recommend how to legalize and regulate Internet gambling.

M-G-M Mirage Online President Bill Hornbuckle told a House subcommittee meeting in Washington yesterday that Utah could be blocked from gambling at Internet casinos by blocking Internet Protocol addresses from the state.

Hornbuckle said his company has blocked 99-point-99 percent of attempts to circumvent I-P address blocks. Its methods include matching names of gamblers to voter registration rolls in their home areas.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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