Senator Cotton files anti-online gaming bill

Senator Cotton files anti-online gaming bill

Tom Cotton Arkansas Republican Senator and Iraq War veteran

has filed a bill seeking to outlaw online gambling in the United States.

S 3376 was added to the Senate agenda in September 2015, since when it has been read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. As a result, the bill is now eligible for debate.

According to Congress’s website, S 3376 seeks “to ensure the integrity of laws enacted to prevent the use of financial instruments for funding or operating online casinos are not undermined by legal opinions not carrying the force of law issued by the federal government lawyers.”

As reported by the Poker Players Alliance, S 3376 is a “reaffirmation of prohibition on funding of unlawful internet gambling.”

If passed, Cotton’s bill would not only reverse an earlier decision from 2011 but it could actually expand the Wire Act, the legislation that, until now, has only applied to sports betting rather than other varieties of online gambling such as poker and casinos.

Of course, as CalvinAyre.com rightly points out, further speculation is pointless since the bill has yet to be written. But once S 3376 makes it to the well of the Senate, you can rest assured RightCasino will cover its discussion in detail.

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