Who is Barney Frank?

To be honest, I knew zilch about Barney Frank before I ran across an article at Online Casino Reports featuring him. The tagline of the article was “Barney Frank is the Democratic congressman from Newton, Massachusetts. He is not a gambler and says he’s never played a slot machine, been inside a casino or gambled online. So why is he championing gambling?”

Now that was certainly eye catching. A non-gambler who is championing gambling? So what is Mr. Barney Frank all about?

Remember all the hullabaloo that occurred the past couple of years when the United States government passed a law that made Internet gambling illegal? I am sure that avid Internet gamblers will never forget that period. Well, Barney Frank has just proposed something that will counter that bill. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 has certainly affected numerous people and businesses and though it has been about 2 years since it was enforced, I am sure that there are still people who are hoping that it would somehow be repealed.

So what are the details on Barney Frank’s proposal? The article I read did not really give a lot of information as to what exactly he wants to happen. I guess all that is important is that his proposal is going to bring back the good old days when any American could play online poker, have fun, and maybe win some (real) money while he’s at it.

Needless to say, Mr. Frank is a hero in many a gambler’s eyes today.

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