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Pennsylvania’s Entry Into Online Gaming May Kill Federal Ban Effort

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The American Spectator covers Pennsylvania's online gambling law and how it could affect the federal ban effort.

The impending implementation of Pennsylvania online gaming could prove the tipping point that kills the Restore America’s Wire Act (RAWA), say some experts.

In November, Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law a comprehensive gaming bill that allows not only online wagering in poker, casino and lottery games, but also wagers at airports, truck stops, and other facilities. The move is expected to generate more than $200 million in licensing fees to shore up Pennsylvania’s ailing budget, with hundreds of millions more in gaming tax revenue expected.

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Michelle Minton, the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s senior fellow specializing in consumer policy, shared a similar sentiment in a recent blog post.

“With yet another large state relying on revenue from the activity, it’s hard to imagine members of Congress would stomach a measure that not only threatens this revenue, but also represents a huge intrusion on state sovereignty,” she wrote.

Read the full artcle at The American Spectator.