New York opposes RAWA

new yorkA group of US senate Democrats wants representatives of the state of New York to fight attempts to restore the 1961 Wire Act, reports the New York Daily News.

According to a letter sent to the New York delegation, the restoration of the American Wire Act bill – known as RAWA – vetoes the state’s ability “to determine for itself what forms of gambling are authorised within the state, a right which New York and every other state has historically exercised.”

The New York state lottery currently offers gambling via the internet but an online poker bill is being proposed by senator John Bonacic, a Republican.

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