The saga continues and with just few days to go for President elect Donald Trump to take the office at the White House, 10 attorneys general are requesting that online gambling should be completely banned in the whole of USA.
While this request is raising eye brows through the states that have a booming online gambling industry, Dina Titus, Nevada's State Representative, took the initiative to send a letter to Vice President elected Mike Pence stating that such requests are unfair and should be rejected without hesitation.
The attorneys are asking that Pence should consider the re-in statement of the RAWA Act (America’s Wire Act). The act would eventually ban all online gambling activity in the country with the exception of horse racing and fantasy sports.
The request contained some points that throws online gambling in the US in bad light and that its ruining social relationships and increasing gambling addictions.
However, Titus explained how Nevada's online gambling regulation is in excellent shape and can be considered to be “the international gold standard”. She continued to by saying that banning online gambling in the US would destroy a very healthy industry which is generating a lot of revenue and many employees will loose their job. One needs to study the consequences very carefully before rushing in to a disastrous decision that could potentially impose an infringement on state rights.
There are currently 3 states in the USA that have legalised and regulated online gambling which are Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware. There are various other states that are considering to make online gambling legal and open the doors for US online casinos to offer their services in this huge revenue generating industry.