“We support and applaud all efforts to restore the long-standing interpretation that the Wire Act prohibits Internet gambling.  It’s common sense that putting a virtual casino in the pocket of every American with a phone is bad public policy,” said former New York Gov. George Pataki (R-NY), former Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, National Co-Chairs of the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling.

“We are deeply concerned about the explosive growth of Internet gambling and its negative impacts on middle class families, the economy, and even our national security.

“We applaud Sen. Graham and Rep. Chaffetz for taking leadership roles to call a time-out and give the public and Congress an opportunity to examine these and other negative consequences of Internet gambling.  We urge Congress to move swiftly to pass it.”