Daily Archives: November 13, 2015

Expanded Support from State Attorney Generals for the Restoration of America’s Wire Act: Would Return Online Gambling to an Illegal Activity

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts to restore online gambling regulations after a recent and broad Obama Administration view of the Wire Act allowed for the legalization of online gambling.  The newest efforts in Congress and the Senate has been through the Restoration of America’s Wire Act.  Many have supported such efforts, including Republican Presidential Candidate hopeful Marco Rubio.  Now, two state Attorney Generals have added their support in an open letter sent to the other state Attorney Generals. An online source explains:

The attorney generals from Missouri and South Carolina have come together in support of the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), the anti-online gambling measure that has been introduced in both the Senate and House of Representatives.

Writing a letter distributed to all 50 state attorney generals, Missouri’s Chris Koster (D) and South Carolina’s Alan Wilson (R) request that “each of you sign-on … in supporting Congressional clarification that Internet gambling is prohibited by the Wire Act.”

An attached draft letter seeking the signatures of the attorney generals and addressed to the Senate and House Judiciary Committees states, “We fear that if RAWA is not adopted we will see a return to the wild west of Internet gambling.”

The memo was first circulated on October 19 and came with a signing deadline of October 30. Handled by the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), it’s unclear how many attorney generals actually signed the petition.

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