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A New Senator Is Pushing For A Federal Online Gambling Ban, And Gets His Facts Wrong

Steve Ruddock, July 11, 2017
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US Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) added his name to the small list of elected officials who support a federal online gambling ban, in a letter sent to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on July 5.


According to The Hill, Warner wrote the following in his letter to Sessions: Online gambling sites, “are especially fertile platforms for the facilitation of money laundering, collusion and other illegal activities.”
Those words, no matter how ominous, have no basis in fact.
Return to sender for online gambling letter


Warner’s statements about money laundering and the other “dangers” of online gambling are far-fetched. But by addressing the letter to Sessions, he shows a level of ignorance on the topic. Sessions publicly recused himself from the issue of online gambling less than a week before Warner sent his letter.


Sessions’ recusal was predicated on his hiring of attorney Charles Cooper to represent him in the ongoing probe into Russia’s meddling in the US presidential election. Cooper has also been hired by the Sheldon Adelson-backed Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling.

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