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Passed House amended (11/23/1991)

United States Flag Cruise Ship Competitiveness Act of 1991 - Amends Federal law (commonly referred to as the Johnson Act) to include U.S.-documented and foreign vessels in the general prohibition of repairing, transporting, possessing, or using gambling devices. Allows such actions on a vessel: (1) on waters outside U.S. and foreign jurisdiction; or (2) in U.S. admiralty and maritime jurisdiction and not in State or U.S. possession jurisdiction. Applies the exception only to voyages and segments: (1) the beginning and ending States of which have not prohibited such actions; and (2) beginning and ending in the same State or U.S. possession and having no intervening stop.