RAWA Hearing Scheduled for December 9th

It seems that Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz may give his Sheldon Adelson inspired Restoration of America's Wire Act another push.

The bill has been in the committee stage for months and John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance, recently tweeted that Chaffetz's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee intends to take another look at iGaming at a hearing scheduled for December 9, 2015.

Pappas posted the following tweet: "The on again, off again iGaming hearing in Congress is now on again. OGR Comm chaired by Chaffetz expected to push RAWA on December 9th-jp."

He also encouraged online players to reach out to their political representatives to oppose the bill, known in Congress as HR707.

RAWA received support from just 24 Representatives and political observers don’t predict an increase in interest; however the December hearing will bring the bill to the forefront and serve as a good test of how it will be received in the political community.
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    OOPaloo

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    Can't people see that Sheldon Adelson has a huge personal/financial interest in this legislation? If the proponents are presenting it as a just law in the interest of society there must be so many arguments to refute that line. Unregulated online gambling which is illegal in the U.S. will go on whether or not the law is passed. And there are just so many advantages for business, players, and society in general in legalizing and regulating online gambling that it is no wonder that this bil is not very popular amongst legislators.
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    I 'd like to see this issue put to rest, once and for all. I just don't see how HR707can get passed, not in this day and age. Some people have a tough time with change. Sheldon Adelson is one of those people. Sometimes, even when you have enough money to buy what you want, it's not for sale. Hey, Sheldon Adelson, not everyone has a price.
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    Keeping the American citizens away from poker and games is so unnatural and not American way of life, it is hard to imagine but true. I remember Pokerstars haveing 2 Mio members because of the Americans and they lost 1 Mio members within a very short time. Some how they menaged to get the Mio again mostly Russians and Chinese people but we miss the Americans on the poker tables and it would be fair to get them on board again. Same with gambling, why those people should be restricted from playing?

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