Friday, December 4, 2015 : SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON U.S. LICENSED ONLINE GAMBLING
Competitive Enterprise Institute publishes the facts.
US online gambling expert Michelle Minton has published another of her factual articles designed to rebut some of the misinformation on the genre pushed out by opponents of online gambling like Sheldon Adelson's Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling.
In a piece published this week on the Competitive Enterprise Institute website, Minton says that in heated discussions about online gambling, a common mistake is the conflation of legal, regulated US online gambling with illegal off-shore Internet gambling.
"Supporters of a nationwide ban on Internet gambling claim legalizing the activity would increase crime and fuel terrorism. But all the evidence – including the two-year experience of various states with regulated online gambling – belies those claims," Minton claims.
"Preventing states from legalizing and regulating online gambling would simply push American online gamblers back into the black market, where crime is far more likely. In addition to being ineffective, a national online gambling prohibition would be unconstitutional. Regulation of Internet gambling is not a matter covered by any of the enumerated powers granted to Congress by the Constitution, and, as such, falls under the 10th Amendment jurisdiction of the states."
Minton goes on to debunk the more common negative allegations on online gambling pushed out by US opponents, which can be read here: