Nevada Representative Dina Titus has urged US President Elect Donald Trump to oppose a group of state attorneys general who have called for online gambling to be banned in the US.
In a letter sent to Vice President Elect Mike Pence this week, Titus called for the country’s new leadership to reject a letter signed by 10 attorneys general who oppose online gaming.
Last month, the group wrote to Pence, urging him to consider the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), which would effectively ban online gambling in the country, with the exception of daily fantasy sports and horse race betting.
Nevada attorney general Adam Laxalt was one of the co-signers of the letter, but state Representative Titus has now reached out to Trump and Pence in the hope they will keep current legislation in place.
According to Fox News, Titus said “the letter submitted by the attorneys general contains several inaccuracies and unfair allegations”. She added: “Gaming regulation in the state of Nevada is considered the international gold standard.”
Titus also warned of the ramifications that could arise from banning online gambling, saying: “I encourage you [Trump] to carefully study this issue before making any decisions that would infringe on state’s rights or eliminate jobs in the gaming industry.”
Online gambling is currently legal in Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware, although other states are also considering introducing regulated services.
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