A ban on Internet gaming would stifle technological innovation; and it wouldn’t work
Congress can’t legislate away the Internet. Congress can’t roll back online technologies the public has widely embraced. And Congress can’t ignore consumer demand for new and innovative online products any more than businesses can.
Major private sector retailers like Blockbuster, Tower Records and Borders learned this the hard way. They didn’t adapt to huge online demand, and they ended up in bankruptcy.
A congressional ban of Internet gaming is akin to trying to put the Internet back in a bottle. It wouldn’t work and would only allow that black market to keep growing.