The National Governors Association (NGA), the body representing the Governors of all 52 US states, has written to Attorney General Jeff Sessions warning him against efforts to implement a federal ban on internet gaming and lottery sales.

Virginia Governor and NGA chairman Terry McAuliffe and his deputy, Nevada's Brian Sandoval, told Sessions that they were concerned with legislative or administrative actions to implement such a ban.

"The regulation of gaming has historically been addressed by the states. While individual governors have different views about offering gaming - in a variety of forms - within their own states, we agree that decisions at the federal level that affect state regulatory authority should not be made unilaterally without state input," they wrote.

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