Gambling - articles

Letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee re: Internet Gambling

By Staff - Oct 3, 2012

On Oct. 2, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission sent a letter to Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), chairman emeritus of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, expressing dismay concerning his part in ongoing efforts to weaken laws prohibihiting Internet gambling, particularly by legalizing online poker gambling, as the end of the 112th Congress nears. more »

Topic: Family, Addictions, Gambling, Citizenship, Legislation,

Gambling and the Internet

By Barrett Duke - May 4, 2012

In 2006, the ERLC was part of a broad coalition that helped pass the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. This law was deemed so powerful that many Internet gambling companies saw their stock values plunge almost immediately after the bill was signed into law. more »

Topic: Family, Addictions, Gambling,

No time to roll dice on Internet gambling law

By Doug Carlson - Nov 30, 2011

In keeping with rich tradition, Thanksgiving Day was a focal point of November for families across the nation. But one week before millions of Americans set aside the fourth Thursday of the month to focus on and give thanks to God for the abundant blessings in their lives, some lawmakers in Washington turned their attention elsewhere: to an industry based not on gratitude but greed. more »

Topic: Family, Addictions, Gambling,