Connecticut Governor; Online Gambling Is Inevitable

CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR; ONLINE GAMBLING IS INEVITABLE

10th January, 2012 at 02:21:41
Source: http://www.azonlinecasinos.com

Gov. Malloy reiterates his believe that following the DoJ change of policy, the advent of legalised online gambling is unstoppable

On Monday, Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy reiterated his belief that the legalisation of online gambling is inevitable in the wake of the recent Department of Justice policy change on the Wire Act (see previous reports).

Speaking to mainstream media reporters at his office, the governor said that it is inevitable online gambling will come to Connecticut, and that his administration is investigating what can be done to protect jobs associated with the state's two tribal land casinos.

"The Internet is the Internet. You don't turn off the Internet at any state's borders," he said. "It's an impossibility."

Malloy's staff is additionally looking at whether to allow the casinos or the state lottery to handle any potential online gambling operations based in Connecticut, the Associated Press news agency reported.

"If it [online gambling] moves forward, and it's clearly going to move forward, it's going to be available in Connecticut," he said. "Now we have to decide, in the state of Connecticut, what is our approach to that."

Governor Malloy's comments were immediately rejected by Republican Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, who said he doesn't believe online gambling is inevitable as there is still the possibility that Congress will oppose and defeat any attempt at legalisation.

McKinney, who clearly opposes Internet wagering, said he believes that there are ways in which Connectcut can prevent or restrict the advent of internet gambling, and that the state should not replicate what other states may decide to do.

McKinney said: "I think the governor wants everybody to believe there's nothing we can do about it and therefore he wants to gain revenue from it. That's not right."

Malloy responded by saying that the legalisation of internet gambling was a national decision that has largely already been made.

Related News Tags: , ,



« News index »



WEST VIRGINIA ONLINE GAMBLING BILL MEETS EARLY OPPOSITION (Update)

25th March, 2017 at 08:38:18
HB3067 faces political and time constraints.

ONCE RATIONAL GROUP IS PAID OFF, WILL AMAYA BE LOOKING FOR ACQUISITIONS?

24th March, 2017 at 16:47:40
$4.9 billion consideration agreed for Rational Group in 2014 is due for final payment this year...but what then for Amaya?

MORE DETAILS ON COSTA ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION BILL IN PENNSYLVANIA (Update)

21st March, 2017 at 21:54:56
Senator Jay Costa introduces his bill SB524 with the support of three other senators.

CALLS FOR HIGHER GAMBLING TAXES IN KENYA

20th March, 2017 at 07:18:24
Operators brace for rising costs as parliamentary advisers call for more taxation.

MORE DAILY FANTASY SPORT BILLS INTRODUCED IN U.S. STATES

18th March, 2017 at 06:34:19
Now Ohio and Pennsylvania set to come to the party.