Online Poker Report

January 21, 2014: The Birth Of RAWA

Restoration of America's Wire Act

The first inkling of Adelson’s strategy emerges when a draft of the Internet Gambling Control Act is leaked. After receiving a new name, the draft eventually makes its way to Congress.

Several prominent legislators join the calls for a ban. In addition to supporters in Congress, no less than five governors pen letters supporting a federal prohibition of online gambling during 2014.

Steve Ruddock
- Steve covers nearly every angle of online poker in his job as a full-time freelance poker writer. His primary focus for OPR is the developing legal and legislative picture for regulated US online poker and gambling.
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