Among the backers is former House majority leader Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.), a lobbyist for PokerStars, a major Internet gambling firm based on the Isle of Man. Gephardt registered to represent the firm on Aug. 4  and earned $300,000 through December , disclosure forms show. His firm declined to comment on its work for PokerStars.Still, if Gephardt greases a lot of wheels and gets Frank's legislation through Congress, it probably won't console guys like Carruthers and Kaplan. As of now, online sports betting is one form of cyber-wagering that would remain illegal.
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