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US Lotteries Join Fight for Online Gambling

US Lotteries Join Fight for Online Gambling

There has been further outcry to the anti-online gambling legislation that was recently proposed in the US. The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) has become the latest institution to speak out against the legislation.

US Lotteries Join Fight for Online Gambling

The association behind US lotteries has written a letter rejecting proposed legislation that would restore the US Wire Act.

The legislation has been proposed by Senators Lindsey Graham and Jason Chaffetz; it would restore the US Wire Act and effectively ban all forms of online gambling in the US.

Now the executive director of the NASPL, David Gale, has written to Senator Graham voicing his opposition to the legislation.

Gale wrote that the committee supports states having the right to “determine the games that are offered, as well as the manner in which they are being delivered to their customers”.

Gale’s letter was published on the website of the Coalition for Consumer and Online Protection (C4COP). C4COP was established to challenge the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, a campaign group being funded by Sheldon Adelson.

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has also written to a number of Senators. The group has said that “since its inception, NCSL has resisted unwarranted pre-emption’s of state laws and federal legislation that threatens state authority and autonomy – especially in areas of successfully demonstrated state stewardship like gambling.”

OCA News Editor