Bipartisan Governors Group Opposes Federal Internet Gambling Ban

Sheldon Adelson, supporter of the Federal Internet Gambling Ban

A federal ban of internet-based gambling is also opposed by the bipartisan National Governors Association (NGA), which represent the elected governors of the 50 states. The NGA, for which is the Chair is Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Vice Chair is Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, has sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging him to oppose any legislative or administrative effort to federally ban internet-based gambling.

The letter notes that the regulation of gambling has historically been at the state level, and that states are far more suitable to do so. While individual governors, and states also, have different views and public policy on gambling, the governors urge that no decisions should be made unilaterally at the federal level without input from the states.

“As you review this issue, we encourage you to take note of the…



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