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- Trump’s AG nominee “would revisit” online gambling approval
January 10, 2017
United States President-Elect Donald Trump’s pick for US Attorney General claims he was “shocked” by the US Department of Justice’s approval of intrastate online gambling in 2011. On Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) faced grilling by the Senate committee tasked with vetting his appointment as the nation’s top law enforcement...
- Anti-Online Gambling Politicians Try to do a UIGEA And Sneak RAWA in Through The Backdoor
May 13, 2016
Anti-online gambling politicians who failed to get the Restoration of the Wire Act bill signed into law have decided to take a tip from the passing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) by tacking it onto a bill that carries far more clout. Once upon a...
- Ron Paul says GOP support for RAWA risks alienating millennial voters
September 10, 2015
Libertarian icon Ron Paul has penned an op-ed warning Republicans that support for a federal online gambling ban will cost them the support of younger voters. On Thursday, US News & World Report published an op-ed by the former Texas congressman warning that any politician who offers public support for...
- Lindsey Graham introduces Senate version of Restoration of America’s Wire Act
June 25, 2015
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has introduced a Senate version of the anti-online gambling Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) that includes carveouts for state lotteries and brick-and-mortar casinos’ on-premise mobile gaming. The four-page bill (read it here) differs only slightly from the House of Representatives’ version introduced in February by...
- US online gambling downgraded; potential RAWA lottery carveout; Barton redux
April 1, 2015
Investment firm Morgan Stanley has once again lowered its revenue expectations for US online gambling. On Tuesday, the formerly bullish bankers projected regulated states’ online gambling revenue will go no higher than $2.7b by 2020, barely half their most recent $5b estimate (and just one-third of previous estimates). The 2017...
- RAWA to get hearing before House Judiciary subcommittee on March 5
February 19, 2015
The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) anti-online gambling legislation introduced this month by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) will get a hearing on Capitol Hill on March 5. News of the hearing was broken by Michelle Minton, a member of the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute, which was one of a...
Sheldon Adelson loses $622m, likely under the sofa cushions
March 22, 2017
Sheldon Adelson pitches Rio mayor on $8b casino
May 11, 2017
Sheldon Adelson’s Money Gets Anti Gambling Bill to Congress
March 27, 2014