ICYMI: Michelle Minton – “Federal Gaming Bans Undermine Federalism”

March 25, 2015

For Immediate Release:
March 25, 2015


Alison Siciliano, 202-436-5565/
Kristen Hawn, 202-320-3792/

(Washington DC) Regulation and consumer policy expert Michelle Minton authored a piece in today’s edition of Human Events on how the proposed legislation to ban online gaming by Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) will trample on individual state’s rights. States such as New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware already have successful gaming programs in place.

Today the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations will begin debating Sheldon Adelson’s bill, an ill-advised piece of legislation that would implement a sweeping nationwide ban on online gaming that would trump individual states’ ability to implement a well-regulated state based system. This legislation would not only trample on states who currently have safe and regulated online gaming programs, but also make for an unsafe, unregulated online environment.

To see the full text of Michelle Minton’s piece, click here.

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