Restoration of America’s Wire Act Bill Reintroduced in the House

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Today, Utah congressman, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, reintroduced a bill that would reimpose a federal ban on wagering over the Internet.

The measure, known as the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, would roll back a Department of Justice opinion made public in December 2011 that held the Wire Act of 1961, the law that prohibits transmitting wagers, applies only to sports and not to other forms of online gambling.

Chaffetz, a Republican, said it was wrong that a decision with such broad implications was made by a small group of attorneys. He said any decisions to legalize online gambling should be made by Congress.

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