NOT FOURTH TIME LUCKY FOR MISSISSIPPI ONLINE GAMBLING (UPDATE)
04th February, 2015 at 16:45:37
Mississippi Lawful Internet Gaming Act of 2015 dead.
Mississippi State Representative Bobby Moak's proposal for the legalisation of intrastate online poker is dead - again!
The persistent Southern State politician's fourth consecutive attempt to legalise online poker failed to gain approval by the committee, his efforts falling short as the Tuesday deadline passed.
ADELSON'S PUSH TO BAN ONLINE GAMBLING REINTRODUCED
Private meeting paying dividends
Las Vegas Sands Chairman and vehement protagonist of online gambling Sheldon Adelson 's-backed Restoration of America's Wire Act was reintroduced to Congress today (Wednesday).
The bill spearheaded by Rep. Jason Chaffetz along with six GOP co-sponsors and the backing of Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is a three-page submission much like the last one Chaffetz submitted in 2014.
One of the Republican Party's biggest cash donors, Adelson met Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee (HJC) at the end of last month (see previous reports) to discuss the restoration of the Wire Act.
The National Journal said Chaffetz confirmed that he had met with Adelson and indicated that he had also met with the majority of those that sit on the HJC, which will have jurisdiction over Chaffetz's bill.
Chaffetz did not specify a time line for moving his bill forward, but said he had been given "good indications from leadership" that the measure was of interest to them, the National Journal reports.
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