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The lobbying for the Internet gambling regulation is on

Companies from the United Kingdom have hired US lobbyists to "work" on the new Internet gambling bill.

The lobbying for the Internet gambling regulation is onAccording to an article in, two U.K. based companies are planning a grassroots campaign in favor of legislation to regulate the Internet gambling industry. UC Group, a payment-services company with technology to verify the age and geographic location of gamblers, has teamed up with international accounting firm Baker Tilly to launch the so called “Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative.” They have hired the lobbying firm Alston & Bird LLP to push the legislation suggested by Congressman Barney Frank, as both of the companies would benefit from a future law regulating the Internet gambling in the United States.

UC Group also has developed technology to detect compulsive gambling and money laundering, making it a great competitor to take advantage of the regulatory scheme proposed by Frank. A leading international accountancy, Baker Tilly hired Alston & Bird to lobby on the issue in February. The firm has about 7,000 U.K. clients and boasts more than $2 billion in revenues.

The two companies have a website set up for the Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative and you can visits it at


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