Online Poker Report

March 26, 2014: RAWA Goes To Congress

Adelson enlists federal lawmakers to push his online gambling prohibition in Congress.

The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), which he backs, is first introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) in the House. A companion bill is later introduced in the upper chamber by Sen. Lindsey Graham.

The bill gains a bit of traction during the lame duck period at the end of 2014 but is ultimately scuttled. Similar efforts will emerge in subsequent legislative sessions.

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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