Centurion, South Africa (PressExposure) July 20, 2010 -- This has also been the case with lawmakers on Beacon Hill in Boston. There has been some fiery outbursts without there really being any dialogue.
The lawmakers on Beacon Hill have however tried to tone down the rhetoric over expanded gambling as many of the divided leaders met with Governor Deval Patrick.
According to Robert A. DeLeo, the House Speaker, they are at least talking and that means that there is still life in the whole matter. They are all working hard to reach a compromise before the legislative session ends on July 31.
A few weeks ago many on Beacon Hill were confident that a casino bill would be passed this year in favour of expanded gambling. The bill was supposed to authorise two casinos as well as 750 slot machines at four different racetracks according to the House, however the Senate version was a bit different. It authorised three casinos and no slot machines. The matter will still cause a lot of fiery debate over the coming few days with the deadline drawing ever closer.
The fact that there is constantly being talked about possible resolutions to the problem and finding a midway in terms of legislation is extremely positive. The online gambling industry would definitely also benefit from this in the US market especially. Currently the industry is in a grey area with no one really knowing what the future holds.
The major problem that this poses for the industry is that lawmakers are keeping a very profitable revenue stream, in terms of taxable earnings from the US government. Regulation of gambling online would be the better option for the industry as a whole.
With the debate raging on at Beacon Hill it is good to see that there is dialogue surround gambling. More dialogue is needed on many levels in many states to ensure that the growth of the industry is ensured.