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Lindsey Graham Sneakily Puts Online Poker Ban Into Appropriations Bill

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Posted on 19 May 2016 by "T".

The senator of South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, has pulled off a slippery move in sneaking in terms that will put a ban on online poker under the newly proposed Appropriations Bill, a bill that is intended for outlining senate spending.

Aside from the banning of online poker, excerpt from the South Carolina Senator would also put a ban on all forms of iGaming in the United States. The 141-page spending bill that allocates $56.3 billion spending money for law enforcement, national security, and American scientific innovation, contains one paragraph that executes a nationwide ban on online poker and other online casino games.

Graham is linked to Las Vegas casino magnate, Sheldon Adelson, who fears that online casino gaming would have crippling effect over his casino empire. This is one of the more logical reasons as to why the good senator has been a firm advocate in the Restoration of America's Wire Act (RAWA), a move that seeks to put iGaming as an interstate form of gambling, which is banned under US gambling laws.

The measure was approved on April 19 by the subcommittee. Amaya Gaming Group employed a lobbyist to work on the online gaming issue. Apparently, during that time, Sheldon also employed a lobbying group that seeks to stop internet gambling. The RAWA hearing went poorly for those who supported the enactment of the prohibition.



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5 comments on "Lindsey Graham Sneakily Puts Online Poker Ban Into Appropriations Bill"

 Tony_MON7ANA22/05/2016 21:41:52 GMT
No politicians want to lose the generous support from Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who donated nearly $100 million to several candidates in the previous elections. Yeah, $100 millions!
Recently he indicated that he would provide about $100 millions to help Trump win the presidency. $100 millions will not be some pocket change even for multi-billionaires!
 T3ddyKGB22/05/2016 22:23:03 GMT
the goverment is always tryin to infantilize its folk. but in real they just want a piece of the cake. least internet should be a free zone.

and why the heck is a man called "lindsey" lmfao
 Tony_MON7ANA23/05/2016 00:44:16 GMT
* Replace $100 millions with $100 million in my post above.
 Ingrind3323/05/2016 09:13:55 GMT
muhh freedoms
 doubletop77723/05/2016 09:33:39 GMT
There is nearly always a ulterior motive behind why these appropriations bills are passed. Sheldon Adelson is donating so much money to these politicians that it was inevitable that they all would want to keep him onside

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