The chief of the American Gaming Association speak on Internet gambling once more

Is this a counter to the war of Adelson on online gambling?

Geoff Freeman, the chief of the American Gaming Association, reiterated the support of his trade body for the licensing and regulation of online poker on Monday, repeating the arguments he voiced last week after the attack of Adelson on online gambling.

Freeman spoke on the show “The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd”, saying that consumers who wish to gamble online will be protected by regulation and not prohibition.

Whether it is legal or not people with spend money on online gambling, pointed out Freeman, and criticized the attempts to institute a ban on online gambling in the US, among which the Las Vegas Sands’ campaign of Sheldon Adelson, the Republican benefactor and land casino baron.

Freeman also added, “Those who are against it and pretend that Internet does not exist, and that we can squeeze it back into the bottle, are very wrong and behind the times.

“The best choice that we have in respect to customer protection is to regulate this product; if we aim to ensure the games’ integrity and give law enforcement the needed tools.”

Freemen asked that federal government establishes minimum consumer protections and sets standards for the online gambling sphere.

“The responsibility is theirs,” he added. “When the federal government fails to step in, the individual states are taking on the initiative.”

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