New York Representatives Steve Israel and Peter King have written a column in today’s New York Post that endorses Internet gambling. They cite their reasons and thinking behind their endorsement of Rep Barney Frank’s Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act(H.R.2046).
The full article can be read here. In it they state how the UIGEA was simply a rider to a more important Port Security Bill passed last year. They also state that children and problem gamblers would be better protected with the industry regulated and run by legit businesses as opposed to illegal offshore entities that run them now.
Congressmen Israel and King have both signed on to co-sponsor H.R. 2046 and are being proactive in their support of American freedoms and each deserves a letter or phone call to thank them for their efforts.
Casino Gambling Web urges all readers to call or write their Representative, or visit them this month while they are in their home district and talk to them about the benefits that passage of the IGREA will provide for this country.
“If Americans are to regain some of their freedoms lost, they should act quickly on this issue. Congress does listen to the requests of their constituents and, although this issue may not appear on its face to be one that many care to get behind, the underlying effects of not overturning the UIGEA are far-reaching as it is a direct infringement of personal freedoms,” said Gordon Price, CEO of Casino Gambling Web.
Momentum is growing nationwide to repeal the UIGEA and to implement a sound policy that not only legalizes Internet gambling, but does so with safeguards to protect problem and underage gamblers, has provisions to combat fraud and monitors licensed business’s’ for money laundering, as well as providing a tax system to generate much needed revenues.
There is also a campaign against the repeal which is led by the restrictive, shameful and biased christian right conservatives, led by Focus on the Family Action that is deceptive and inaccurate in its presentation of facts.
“CGW has heard from many thousands of Americans that would like to see this law overturned and they have given their support via an online petition to repeal the UIGEA, calling congress and writing letters.” said Price, adding “FOFA has published articles authored by Chad Hills that simply are not correct and when we questioned their facts, they refused to respond other than to say that we should agree to disagree on this issue. We might add that when we wrote to Mr. Hills, he has never responded.”