A ban on Internet gaming would threaten state and individual rights
Delaware, New Jersey and Nevada permit responsible Internet gaming, and other states are considering it. State lotteries are offering online products to meet consumer demand. These responsible programs are regulated to ensure safety and provide revenue to fund priorities like education and health care.
A congressional ban would be a slap in the face for the people of these states.
- It would roll back common sense regulations, pushing those who participate in Internet gaming back onto the unsafe black market.
- It would eliminate critical revenue that states depend upon to fund priorities like schools, health care or transportation.
On an individual level, fantasy sports players, poker players and other gamers have all expressed concerns that a ban could threaten personal rights to play many popular games.