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“We have learned time and time again throughout history that prohibition is not the solution for protecting consumers and actually does more harm than good,” said John Pappas, executive director of the PPA. “We cannot stand by and allow for misguided legislation to reverse the incredible advancements we have made in consumer and player protections and the ability of the individual states to determine whether to regulate online poker. The  National Conference of State Legislatures and the  North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries also recently expressed their opposition to these efforts on the grounds that they would undermine states’ authority. I encourage all Americans who oppose a ban on our online freedoms to join us in reaching out to your Member of Congress and letting them know you do not support these bills”.

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The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) submitted a letter to Congressional leadership opposing the recently introduced “Restoration of America’s Wire Act” and urging Congress to support states’ rights.  The legislation, by expanding the 1961 Wire Act, would effectively preempt the historical and constitutional right of states to regulate gambling within their borders.

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"We're concerned that there appears to have been no consultation before she decided to support this bill, which would have direct impacts on California tribes," said Leslie Lohse, chair of the California Tribal Business Alliance. "We look forward to having government to government consultation with Sen. Feinstein, and ultimately doing what's best for California and Indian Country." It seems that no one among California's gaming interests knew this move was coming from Feinstein, which, to them, is the problem more so than the action itself. Particularly with tribal governments, they take insult when decisions that have the potential to affect them are made without their involvement.






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