Mar 26, 2015 |

Anti-Gambling Witnesses Stumble Through RAWA Hearing

In the words of former Arizona Cardinals Coach Dennis Green, they are what we thought they were! The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations held a hearing on the Sheldon Adelson-inspired Restoration of America’s Wire Act bill (RAWA for short) and there really weren’t too many surprises throughout the two hour […]

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Mar 4, 2015 |

Winter Storm Forces Postponement of RAWA Hearing

A congressional subcommittee was supposed to meet Thursday morning to discuss  RAWA, the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, introduced by Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and widely believed to have been written by Sheldon Adelson and his lobbyists. As both sides ginned up their supporters in preparation for the hearing Mother Nature decided to throw a […]

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Feb 12, 2015 |

The Return of RAWA Has Been Met With Fierce Opposition

Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) reintroduced the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) on February 4, 2015; an anti-online gambling bill most observers believe was crafted by Sheldon Adelson. Less than a week later the bill has been roundly rebuked, with no less than four political groups voicing their opposition to RAWA over this short span […]

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Feb 4, 2015 |

Adelson Backed Online Gambling Ban Reintroduced in Congress

Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has reintroduced the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), a bill seeking to ban most forms of online gambling, including poker. The 2015 version of RAWA is seemingly unchanged from the 2014 version, which was also introduced by Chaffetz in the House of Representatives, as well as by Senator Lindsey Graham […]

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Aug 14, 2014 |

Newsweek Paints Online Gambling as Threat to American Family

The current issue of Newsweek features a feature column one-sidedly espousing the ills of online gambling, often through mischaracterizations and what I will term as imprecise or incomplete statements, more often than not by people being quoted. If that wasn’t bad enough, the cover features a sullen pre-teen holding a tablet with the display showing […]

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