Online-gaming policy doesn't usually receive a lot of public attention, as most people don't care too much one way or the other. Unfortunately, this means that legislation regulating online gaming is often driven by people with an agenda that is more selfish than principled. It means that people such as casino mogul Sheldon Adelson - the ninth-richest person in the world, according to Forbes' latest list - can spend his money influencing legislation to preserve his profits
There are many reasons why Congress should not ban Internet gaming, but three in particular stand out: It would block common-sense consumer and online protections for the most vulnerable, including minors. It would trample on state and individual rights. It would put Congress in the position of banning technological innovations the public has already widely embraced.