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AIR DATE: June 4, 2009

Americans are expected to lose $22 billion next year via Internet betting, although the practice is technically illegal in this country. We talk with online betting supporter, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and UNLV Prof. David Schwartz. We also speak with professional poker player Howard Lederer, known as "The Professor," he's a board member of the Washington, D.C.-based Poker Players Alliance. Les Bernal is part of the discussion, he's the executive director of the group, Stop Predatory Gambling, a national organization that opposes the liberalization of laws against online gambling. Arnie Wexler, Owner and Operator of Arnie and Sheila Wexler Associates, offers insights regarding compulsive gambling and related addictions.

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