Friday March 27,2015 : ADELSON ANTI-ONLINE GAMBLING BODY LAUNCHES EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN
Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling warns on dangers of online gambling and voices support for RAWA.
The Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, an action group funded by land casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson and dedicated to banning online gambling in the United States, has issued a statement announcing a new campaign to "create awareness of the dangers of Internet gambling."
The campaign urges parents across the country to contact their members of Congress in support of upcoming bill H.R. 707 – the Restore America's Wire Act – which seeks a ban on several forms of Internet gambling and is widely believed to have been drafted by Adelson lobbyists.
"We want to let every member of Congress know that we don't want our homes to become casinos," former Senator Blanche Lincoln, co-chair for the CSIG declares in the statement.
"Our families are at risk from the predatory practices of Internet gambling companies."
Senator Lincoln gained some notoriety last year in an embarrassing US television interview where she exhibited a remarkable bias and lack of knowledge on the industry
The statement reminds the public at large that the CSIG recently distributed a video that showcases its singular view on the dangers of internet gambling in the home, and again deploys its now rather tired and inaccurate scare-mongering tactic of claiming that internet gambling is accessible and dangerous for minors.
"Because many families share devices, such as tablets and smartphones, access to gaming by minors is difficult to restrict. And, although online gaming companies claim that technology is in place to prevent children from gaining access to gambling sites, the CSIG and its supporters believe the risk is too high," Lincoln asserts.
"There is no amount of technology that can prevent kids from gaining access to their parents' online IDs and poker accounts," the former senator claims. "As a mother and legislator, I believe that Internet gambling takes gambling too far.
"I urge other mothers to make their voices heard by contacting their representatives in Congress and voice support for H.R. 707."
The CSIG has taken a leaf out of the Poker Players Alliance book in urging its supporters to contact their political representatives…and in providing contact details on its website.