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The study may end up being a fair and unbiased take on the affect iGaming could have on Mississippi. However, it isn't being conducted in the usual manner — and that's concerning.  State Rep. Richard Bennett, the Republican chairman of the Mississippi House Gaming Committee who requested the study, has made it clear that he is against passing online gaming legislation. And, despite being the main legislator pushing for internet gaming in the state, Dem. Rep. Moak wasn't consulted before the study was ordered. Another member of the eight-person task force is Dorothy Loggins from the Mississippi Council on Problem and Compulsive Gambling.

 

“Our Association believes, and is on record, that all gaming should be left up to the individual states to determine the games that are offered, as well as the manner in which they are being delivered to their customers,” writes NASPL Executive Director David Gale. “This is, and has always been, a state’s right to make these decisions as they relate to gaming within its respective boarders. Since lottery products are sold in a competing market, it is important that we continue to design and offer secure games that people want to play so that lottery states can continue to fund the much-needed programs and/or services for which lottery revenues are earmarked.”






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