S. 1597 (111th): Internet Poker and Game of Skill Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act of 2009


Aug 6, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on August 6, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Robert “Bob” Menéndez

Senator from New Jersey



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Last Updated: Aug 6, 2009
Length: 91 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for the licensing by the Secretary of the Treasury of Internet poker and other games that are predominantly of skill, to provide for consumer protections on the Internet, to enforce the tax code, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

8/6/2009--Introduced.Internet Poker and Game of Skill Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act of 2009 - Prescribes federal administrative and licensing requirements governing Internet game-of-skill facilities. Vests the Secretary of the ... Read more >

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Aug 6, 2009

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1597”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
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Related Bills

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H.R. 2267 (Related)
Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act

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Last Action: Jul 29, 2010

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