Internet gambling is on track to be available in every college dorm room, every family’s house, every poverty stricken neighborhood 24 hours a day, seven days a week
The FBI has serious law enforcement concerns about Internet gambling, from identity theft to money laundering
Public interest protections against gambling by minors and those suffering from addiction are not available to those online.
New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada have already passed legislation authorizing Internet gambling. California and other large states will likely consider the issue in 2014.
Targeting the young, the poor and the elderly where they live, Internet gambling takes gambling too far. Internet Gambling crosses the line of responsible gaming by bringing gambling into our living rooms and onto our smartphones, tablets and home computers 24 hours a day without necessary protections. Congress must protect United States residents and citizens by restoring the federal ban on Internet gambling.
On December 23, 2011, the Justice Department – with no public input or Congressional involvement – issued a legal opinion reversing its long-held position that the Wire Act bars Internet gambling, opening the door for states to authorize non-sports wagering over the Internet.New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada have since passed legislation authorizing Internet gambling. California and other large states will likely consider the issue next year.