MORE OPPOSITION FOR U.S. ONLINE GAMBLING BAN ACT
25th September, 2015 at 07:23:20
Restoration of America's Wire Act slammed by coalition of free market organisations.
Influential free market organisations continue to be alarmed by the introduction in Congress of the Restoration of America's Wire Act, a proposal that seeks a ban on many types of online gambling in the United States (see previous reports).
In new developments the Center for Freedom and Prosperity(CF&P), joined by representatives from 11 other similarly motivated organisations, has sent a letter to Congress opposing RAWA and claiming that the proposed legislation would override state laws pertaining to internet gaming and the sale of lottery tickets.
Directed to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Robert Goodlatte, the letter urges respect for the 10th Amendment right of states to set their own gaming rules. It is signed by the heads of the following organisations:
Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
The American Conservative Union
Taxpayers Protection Alliance
R Street Institute
Independent Women's Forum
Campaign for Liberty
Independent Women's Voice
Sovereign Society Freedom Alliance
Center for Individual Freedom
The Coalition notes the "enormous pressure" being placed on Congress by some brick and mortar casino owners [presumably a veiled reference to Sheldon Adelson, the land casino billionaire widely believed to be the driving force behind RAWA] and others with vested interests that would profit from the legislation, but warns in the letter:
"RAWA is an outright assault on federalism. The legislation tramples on the Tenth Amendment by banning state regulation of online gambling
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