Republican US Senators Propose Ban on Online Gambling
If you have been indulging in online gambling, you should know that something is stirring against it in the government.
A number of senators have introduced Restoration of America’s Wire Act legislation which aims at curbing gambling on the internet through changing how the laws are currently interpreted.
Senator Dianne Feinstein says that online gambling brings in underage gamblers and pprmote money laundering, fraud and other abuses of the law:
Internet gambling is very troubling-many online gambling sites don’t screen for underage gamblers and do nothing to prevent money laundering, fraud or other criminal acts. Gambling sites are easily accessible and I believe Congress has a responsibility to prevent abuses from occurring. That’s why I support the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, which would prohibit nearly all forms of Internet gambling.
Similarly, Senator Ayotte critcized the change of interpretation of the Wire Act by the Obama Administration saying that “with the stroke of a pen, the Justice Department in 2011 reversed decades of interpretation of the Wire Act.”
The most important, and new found support for the move against online gambling is Marco Rubio who is also running for president. He believes that “on the Internet… safeguards to protect people from fraud and addiction are harder to enforce.”
Support from Rubio on this case should strengthen the case however, it remains to be seen whether the republican senators succeed in getting online gambling banned or not.