Nevada Representative, Dina Titus has urged Donald Trump to oppose a group of state attorneys general who have called for online gambling to be banned in the US.
Earlier this week, ten state attorneys general wrote a petition to the incoming Trump administration, asking to consider imposing a federal ban on online gambling by reinstating the 1961 Wire Act to its original interpretation, with the exception of daily fantasy sports and horse race betting.
The letter states: “The risks to our citizens are real and extensive. The ability for youth to access online gaming sites presents a significant risk to teens, a risk more easily mitigated at traditional brick-and-mortar establishments.”
Following the news, Titus has now reached out to Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in hope they will keep the current legislation in place.
According to Fox News, Titus says: “The letter submitted by the attorneys general contains several inaccuracies and unfair allegations. Gaming regulation in the state of Nevada is considered the international gold standard.”
“I encourage you [Trump] to carefully study this issue before making any decisions that would infringe on state’s rights or eliminate jobs in the gaming industry.”