The efforts of casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson and the politicians under his influence to ban US online poker and gambling have been widely commented by the mainstream media.
US.- Sheldon Adelson and the politicians under his influence attempts to ban US online poker and gambling have not been ignored by the mainstream media. A few days ago, Adelson tried to push his agenda on online gambling via the Restoration of America’s Wire Act using his money and influence.
The new bill that would ban online gambling, S. 3376, is not actually called “RAWA.” However, it pursues the same aim same: Trying to render moot a Department of Justice memo that said the Wire Act applies just to online sports betting, not to all forms of online gambling.
“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 Federal Government lawyers,” reads bill S. 3376. “The Memorandum Opinion for the Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, dated September 20, 2011, shall have no force or effect for the purposes of interpreting section 5362(10) of title 31, United States Code.”
The bill would also eliminate legal and regulated online gambling and poker in Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware.
The mainstream media have generally ignored Adelson’s efforts to ban online gambling in the past. However, this time it seems something has changed as this last attempt has been widely commented by Media giants such as the Washington Post.