Secure adnxs

US Gambling lobbying statistics


Rising interest in online gambling legalisation

The latest statistics on lobbying expenditure in US politics indicates that there is still a keen interest in online gambling and the legalization question.

Mark Balestra's e-gaming consultancy BolaVerde Media Group has released a report on declared lobbying expenditure over the first quarter of 2010, which shows that Harrah's Entertainment Incorporated is still a big spender in the sector as it promotes the idea of legalised online gambling.

Through the months of January, February, and March 36 separate parties spent a total of $4.2 million lobbying members of Congress and other groups.

Harrah's spent $905,515 lobbying for legalised online gambling followed by the US Chamber Of Commerce at $664,441, the UC Group at $522,239, the Poker Players Alliance at $450,000 and the Interactive Gaming Council at $439,080.

However, the tougher economic times have shown an estimated overall decrease of 18.4 percent in lobbying costs for the first quarter of 2010 compared to the previous three-month period.

Among the companies investing in lobbying activity was MGM Mirage, GTech, Party Gaming, Wynn Resorts, PokerStars, the American Gaming Association, Betfair and the National Football League

When categorised by group, ‘operators' spent the most at approximately $1.38 million while Congressman Barney Frank's Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection And Enforcement Act drew the most number of ‘unique lobbying filings' with 36.5 percent.

General Gambling News

Login to post a comment:


 
 

Click Here to register a new account

What's going on right now!

2mins ago someone from ro flag Romania played Dice & Roll

Casino Community

Share this page on:
Follow LCB on:
Follow LCB

In the last 24h

Totals

  • New Members
    28
  • Members Online
    443
  • Guests
    1,551
Highest Community Rated Online Casinos
Guts Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (362 Ratings)
Mobil6000
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (88 Ratings)
Unibet Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (303 Ratings)
Bet365 Games
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (342 Ratings)
NextCasino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (364 Ratings)
Cashmio
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (82 Ratings)
Betsson Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (416 Ratings)
Vera John Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (334 Ratings)
Casino Adrenaline
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (289 Ratings)
CasinoLuck
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (441 Ratings)
Redbet Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (323 Ratings)
Bet365 Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (600 Ratings)
Rizk Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (118 Ratings)
32 Red Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (665 Ratings)
Lucky Red Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (391 Ratings)
BETAT Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (365 Ratings)
SlotsMillion
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (233 Ratings)
Betsafe Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (398 Ratings)
Winner Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (464 Ratings)
ComeOn Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (479 Ratings)
William Hill Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (224 Ratings)
Win A Day Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (686 Ratings)
PokerStars Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (87 Ratings)
Club USA Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (501 Ratings)
Mr Green Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (469 Ratings)
Ladbrokes Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (240 Ratings)
Betfair Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (419 Ratings)
Red Stag Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (257 Ratings)
Slotland
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (606 Ratings)
Ignition Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (74 Ratings)


Follow LCB on Facebook Follow LCB on Twitter Follow LCB on Pinterest Follow LCB on Google plus