In our opinion: Restoring Wire Act to original purpose would help protect states from Internet gambling

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Eighty years ago, New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia took a sledgehammer to slot machines in order to prove a point. As David Blankenhorn, president of the Institute for American Values, wrote in the New York Daily News, his honor was upset not because people were using slot machines that, at the time, were illegal, but because “he believed they were illegal because they were wrong.”

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