Washinton State Making Step in the Right Direction?

Washington State Representative Chris Strow and his House Bill 1243, believe that online gambling in the United States should be legal in the privacy of your own home.
In 2006, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was signed into law by President George Bush, which makes online gambling conducted in the United States a Class C Felony.
Chris Strow plans to change this law after introducing House Bill 1243 to correct what he considers an inappropriate penalty for an activity responsible adults should be allowed to do in the privacy of their own home.
Strow said, “While I do see the need for protecting our citizens from online gambling that may be scamming innocent victims, I do think that there is also a level of accountability, as an adult, to do as he or she chooses in his or her own home.”
“Most certainly choosing to gamble, or play a game of skill such as poker, should not have been made a crime equivalent to possessing child pornography or threatening the Governor,” he added.
Strow made a plea for state residents to call and write to the Chairman of the House Commerce and Labor Committee, Representative Steve Conway, to ask him to schedule a hearing for House Bill 1243.
Source: Online Casino

Leave a Reply