Tag Archives: jason chaffetz
- Will Adelson’s $5m Trump gift unleash DOJ on online gambling?
April 19, 2017
Anti-online gambling advocate Sheldon Adelson cut a $5m check to US President Donald Trump’s inauguration fund, so can a quid pro quo on banning online gambling be far behind? On Tuesday, a Federal Election Commission filing revealed that the Las Vegas Sands casino owner and anti-online gambling curmudgeon had contributed...
- National Rifle Association rides to the rescue of US regulated online gambling
December 10, 2015
The National Rifle Association may have just helped save the US intrastate online gambling industry. Wednesday brought the latest Congressional hearing of the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), the Sheldon Adelson-supported bill that would ban most forms of online gambling in the US of A. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT),...
- Adelson’s anti-online gambling bill to get House committee hearing on Dec. 9
December 3, 2015
Las Vegas Sands boss Sheldon Adelson may be Jewish, but Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) just gave him an early Christmas present all the same. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform confirmed the scheduling of a hearing for Dec. 9 at 1pm ET to discuss...
- Ron Paul slams RAWA supporters who shill for “one Las Vegas billionaire”
October 29, 2015
The Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (CSIG) held a press conference in Washington on Wednesday in a bid to drum up support for the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), which seeks to ban most forms of online gambling in the US of A. The press conference was intended to...
- Daily fantasy sports suffers first decline following negative media onslaught
October 19, 2015
Daily fantasy sports sites saw reduced participation in their marquee NFL contests this weekend, suggesting the relentless march of negative publicity is beginning to take its toll. According to UK-based analysts SuperLobby, entry fees for the NFL Week 6 guaranteed prize pools (GPP) on DraftKings came to $22.9m, down 12%...
- More people thrown out of RAWA meeting than were allowed to stay
October 7, 2015
Anti-online gambling legislation appears to be losing its appeal for US federal lawmakers, according to a libertarian thinktank. Michelle Minton (pictured, in blue), a fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), published a blog post on Wednesday detailing her experience at a recent ‘Policy Forum’ organized by The Keelen Group,...
Bill to ban online gambling quietly introduced to the US Senate
September 26, 2016
West Virginia joins the queue for legal sports betting
March 2, 2017