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Another Member Of Congress, Another Terrible Argument To Ban Online Gambling

Steve Ruddock on Nov 16, 2018

Here we go again.


Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) is the latest member of the U.S. Congress to wade into the online gambling debate. And like many who came before him, his claims seem detached from reality.
In a letter sent Thursday to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Sensenbrenner asked the agency to weigh in on the issue of sports betting and the connected issue of online gambling. The congressman makes his own opinions on the matter quite clear.


According to Sensenbrenner:
“… during the hearing we heard testimony that a significant portion of sports betting is projected to occur over the Internet on mobile devices. Such wagering — combined with the issuance of an opinion by the previous administration’s Office of Legal Counsel reinterpreting the Wire Act — will allow for exploitation of Internet gambling by criminal and terrorist organizations to obtain funds, launder money, and engage in identity theft and other cybercrimes.”

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