March 26, 2014: RAWA Goes To Congress

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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 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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