America's National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) has urged lawmakers to oppose the recently introduced federal bill to ban online gaming in the US, arguing that each state should be able to determine what will “best reflect and serve the needs of its residents.”

In a letter to Senators Patrick Leahy and Chuck Grassley, and Representatives Bob Goodlatte and John Conyers, the NCLGS said that the legislation proposing to amend the Wire Act to prohibit transmission of wagering information for all types of gambling activities, including internet gambling, would “effectively preempt the states’ historical ability to properly regulate gaming.”

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