Michelle Minton: How Will RAWA Bill Impact Online Gaming/Gambling?

In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Managing Editor of Budget & Tax News Jesse Hathaway speaks with Michelle Minton. Minton is a fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Minton and Hathaway discuss the recently introduced Restoring America’s Wire Act (RAWA). Minton explains how RAWA would benefit some very entrenched special interests at the expense of everyday Americans.

Ostensibly intended to crack down on Internet fraud, RAWA would actually make online gambling, a legal pastime for many Americans, illegal. According to Minton, RAWA is being supported by owners of physical casinos, who feel online gambling cuts into their business. Also, Minton explains how some of the bill’s supporters may lack the necessary technological information to make informed decisions on the issue, a situation which may lead to fewer entertainment choices for consumers, if the bill passes.

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