Who Really Penned The New Utah Online Gambling Banning Bill?

WHO REALLY PENNED THE NEW UTAH ONLINE GAMBLING BANNING BILL?

20th March, 2014 at 14:30:45
Source: http://www.azonlinecasinos.com

Indications are that this draft wasn't the work of the Representative from Utah, but a lobbyist employed by Sheldon Adelson.

According to respected journalist and head of the Las Vegas Review-Journal Washington Bureau, Steve Tetreault, there are strong indications that the draft of a bill proposing the banning of online gambling across the United States was not penned by its introducer, Utah Republican Representative Jason Chaffertz, but by a lobbyist employed by Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands group.

In a tweet linking to the draft at http://ow.ly/d/20dI,Tetreault wrote: "Fingerprints: Properties of this no-web gaming bill draft shows it was writtn by registerd lobbyist 4 SandsCorp."

The journalist went on to explain that the draft of the Internet Gambling Control Act attributed to Chaffertz (see previous reports) was the work of Darryl Nirenberg a Washington anti-gaming lobbyist who represents Adelsonґs company.

Tetreault claims the properties of the online document clearly indicate that the legislation was drafted by Nirenberg a partner in the lobbying company of Steptoe & Johnson.

The bill seeks to resurrect a more specific version of the Wire Act in order to impose a federal ban on all forms of Internet gambling, including online poker, state lotteries and sports betting.

There is an important carve-out for online wagering on horse-racing in a nod to Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and his Kentucky constituency.

Following up on his discovery, Tetreault tried to obtain an explanation from Chaffertz, but the Utah politician was "not available."

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