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SIGNS THAT ONLINE GAMBLING BAN BILL IS RUNNING OUT OF STEAM
11th March, 2016 at 09:09:17
Is focus shifting to a crackdown on illegal online gambling operators in the US?
The writing has been on the wall for some time now - despite a couple of dozen political sponsors, there is little appetite in Congress for the Restoration of America's Wire Act, a Sheldon Adelson-inspired attempt to federally ban most forms of internet gambling.
This week Adelson lieutenant Andy Abboud provided further evidence of the waning popularity of RAWA, suggesting in a Gambling Compliance op-ed that the drive for a federal legislative ban is being superceded with a more palatable demand that the federal government crack down on illegal online gambling operators in the Unites States.
If true, this could encourage more US states to consider the intrastate legalisation of online gambling in one form or another, observers have already noted.
John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance action group, summed up the feelings of many when he tweeted:
"Adelson/Sands rep claims they are "refocusing" away from RAWA to stop illegal offshore iGaming. Clear sign that iGaming ban is unpopular."
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MICHIGAN SENATE COMMITTEE ADVANCES ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION BILL (Update)
09th March, 2017 at 08:36:08
Sen. Mike Kowall's SB203 moves forward on a 7 to 1 vote.
PENNSYLVANIAN LEGISLATORS AGAIN MULL ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION
08th March, 2017 at 11:38:44
Tuesday's inconclusive joint House and Senate hearing was the 84th discussion in the last two years.
MORE DETAIL NOW AVAILABLE ON MICHIGAN ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION BILL (Update)
03rd March, 2017 at 09:20:39
S203 very similar to last year's unsuccessful proposal
FOUR NEW LEGALISATION BILLS IN THE MICHIGAN SENATE (Update)
02nd March, 2017 at 09:50:51
Two of the new proposals are from Sen. Mike Kowall, who led the charge last year.
POKER PLAYER ALLIANCE URGES WASHINGTON STATE LAWMAKERS TO LEGALISE ONLINE GAMBLING
19th January, 2017 at 08:52:03
Pappas points out that legalised internet gambling is safer for consumers and generates tax and jobs for the state.