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You probably haven’t heard much about this, but the same Obama Justice Department that is pushing to deny states the right to define marriage (by opposing the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act) is now pushing to diminish the ability of states to regulate gambling.
In years past, Congress took action to stop the spread of gambling across state lines with legislation such as the Wire Act and the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. All along, Congress’ position has been clear and consistent that it opposes allowing technology to be used to circumvent individual state gambling laws.
Enter the Obama Justice Department, which this past December quietly issued a decision interpreting these acts of Congress “not” to apply to anything other than sports betting.
Aside from undermining the long established will of Congress, the practical problem is that this decision would allow any form of gambling that is legal in any state to be made available on the Internet and circumvent the gambling laws of others states. The net effect is that any state could effectively legalize virtually any form of gambling for the entire country, whether we like it or not.
Ready or not, nationalized gambling here we come. read more »