Online gambling gets boost as lawmakers eye revenue prospects

Online gambling supporters are betting high that the federal government's current cash crunch will help turn the table again in support of legalization.

While all agree a scheduled ban on online gambling will still enter effect on June 1, many point to this week's hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee as an early sign that lawmakers might nix their Internet gambling prohibition in favor of a plan that would heavily tax and regulate the industry.

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