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National Gambling Impact Study Commission

Description: Congress authorized The National Gambling Impact Study Commission ("the Commission") on June 3, 1996 by Public Law 104-169. The Commission is subject to the standards and requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, with respect to meetings, hearings, and availability of Commission records, and other matters. The implementing statute for the Commission establishes it as an independent commission which is not under the auspices of any executive agency, nor specifically controlled by the legislative or judicial branches of government. The Commission must conduct a comprehensive legal and factual study of the social and economic impacts of gambling on (1) federal, state, local, and Native American tribal governments; and (2) communities and social institutions including the individuals, families, and businesses which compose them.
Date: August 3, 1999
Creator: National Gambling Impact Study Commission
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

United States v. Santos: "Proceeds" in Federal Criminal Money Laundering Statute, 18 U.S.C. Section 1956, Means "Profits," Not "Gross Receipts"

Description: On June 2, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court, in United States v. Santos (No. 96-1005), vacated convictions of the operator of an illegal lottery and one of his runners who had been charged with conducting financial transactions involving the "proceeds" of an illegal lottery and one of his runners who had been charged with conducting financial transactions involving the "proceeds" of an illegal gaming business. The ruling is that "proceeds," as used in this money laundering statute, means "profits" rather than "gross receipts" of the underlying unlawful activity. This report analyzes this decision, the factors contributing to the decision, the principles upon which the decision was based, and the possible future effects of the ruling.
Date: June 13, 2008
Creator: Murphy, M. Maureen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

WTO Dispute Settlement: Status of U.S. Compliance in Pending Cases

Description: This report provides a summary of the status of U.S. compliance efforts in pending World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes that have resulted in adverse rulings against the United States. The report contains an overview of WTO dispute settlement procedures, a discussion of U.S. laws relating to WTO dispute proceedings, and a list of pending WTO disputes compliance phase, with a discussion of major issues and the U.S. compliance history in each.
Date: January 29, 2010
Creator: Grimmett, Jeanne J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Island Empire: the Influence of the Maceo Family in Galveston

Description: From the 1920s until the 1950s, brothers, Sam and Rosario Maceo, ran an influential crime family in Galveston, Texas. The brothers’ success was largely due to Galveston’s transient population, the turbulent history of the island, and the resulting economic decline experienced at the turn of the 20th century. Their success began during Prohibition, when they opened their first club. The establishment offered bootlegged liquor, fine dining, and first class entertainment. After Prohibition, the brothers continued to build an empire on the island through similar clubs, without much opposition from the locals. However, after being suspected of involvement in a drug smuggling ring, the Maceos were placed under scrutiny from outside law enforcement agencies. Through persistent investigations, the Texas Rangers finally shut down the rackets in Galveston in 1957. Despite their influence through the first half of the 20th century, on the island and off the island, their story is largely missing from the current literature.
Date: August 2014
Creator: Boatman, T. Nicole
Partner: UNT Libraries

Internet Gambling: An Overview of the Issues

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Internet gambling is a fast-growing industry with estimated 2003 revenues of more than $4 billion. However, concerns have been raised about its social and economic impacts. In light of recent recommendations by a Congressionally appointed commission, which advocated restricting Internet gambling within the United States, GAO was asked to examine the U.S. payments system, particularly credit cards, as it relates to interactive on-line gaming. We examined (1) the legal framework for Internet gambling domestically and abroad; (2) the credit card industry's policies regarding the use of credit cards to pay for Internet gambling and actions taken to restrict such usage; and (3) the views of law enforcement, banking regulators, and the credit card and gaming industries on the vulnerability of Internet gambling to money laundering. We issued an interim report on these issues in September 2002. GAO makes no recommendations in this report."
Date: December 2, 2002
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Convenience Gambling: Information on Economic and Social Effects in Selected Locations

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This report summarizes GAO's findings on the economic and social effects of "convenience gambling." The National Gambling Impact Study Commission defines convenience gambling as the placement of slot machines or video poker terminals in restaurants, bars, drugstores, and other businesses to attract local residents rather than tourists. Although data from the communities GAO studied indicated that legalized convenience gambling increased tax revenues and created jobs, local government officials said that its presence discouraged some businesses from coming into the community. Although government officials in these communities suggested that convenience gambling contributed to bankruptcy filings, GAO was unable to find evidence of such a link. Many factors prevented GAO from clearly identifying the social effects of gambling in the communities studied. GAO was able to gather anecdotal evidence that suggested a link between certain social problems and gambling, but hard evidence to support those findings was lacking."
Date: October 18, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

WTO Dispute Settlement: Status of U.S. Compliance in Pending Cases

Description: Although the United States has complied with adverse rulings in many past World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes, there are currently 14 cases in which rulings have not yet been implemented or the United States has acted and the dispute has not been fully resolved. Nine unresolved cases involve trade remedies. The report discusses all fourteen cases in detail, which include antidumping, aircraft subsidies, cotton subsidies, online gambling restrictions, music copyright law, and trademark infringement.
Date: April 23, 2012
Creator: Grimmett, Jeanne J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

WTO Dispute Settlement: Status of U.S. Compliance in Pending Cases

Description: This report discusses the details of fourteen World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes in which rulings have not yet been implemented or in which the United States has acted and the dispute has not been fully resolved. The cases include disputes regarding trade remedies, antidumping, aircraft subsidies, cotton subsidies, online gambling restrictions, music copyright law, and trademark infringement.
Date: March 11, 2011
Creator: Grimmett, Jeanne J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Crime]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story.
Date: April 29, 1969, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: FW Race Track]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 6 P.M.
Date: June 7, 1988
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Gambler]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the gambling indictment of Albert Meadows.
Date: October 2, 1963
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: News Brief - Slots]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the destruction of 39 illegal slot machines confiscated by the San Antonio police.
Date: December 10, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Grand jury]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Tarrant county grand jury investigating gambling houses.
Date: December 15, 1959
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Grand jury]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Representative James of Dallas appearing in front of the Grand Jury.
Date: June 29, 1961
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Horse racing]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Texas residents organizing to make horse racing illegal.
Date: March 27, 1962
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Card shark]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about card shark Mickey McDouglas using his skills to expose crooked gambling methods.
Date: November 7, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections