Update: Severe Opposition to Legalization in Utah


Online gambling not acceptable in the US State

Although the DoJ's changed position on online gambling seems to be observed as an opportunity to raise additional revenues by many of the US states, it’s not the case with Utah, which still strongly opposes the pastime.

Namely, an announcement arrived this week from Republican Congressman and member of the Utah House of Representatives, Stephen Sandstrom, that he is to commit to opposition to any legalization attempts on both state and federal level, and that he has been drafting a bill that will make online gambling actively prohibited on the state level, and see the state opt out of any federal legalization of online poker or gambling.

Apparently, his bill will come as an amendment of the House Bill 104, also known as the Alcoholic Beverage Licensees and Gambling-Like Activities, which will reinforce its provisions and specifically include internet gambling.

According to Sandstrom, “We want to keep Utah free from the negative impacts of legalised gambling. The US Department of Justice’s conveniently issued legal opinion is a desperate attempt to try and fix today’s recessive economy, [and] it’s clear that President Obama’s fiscal policies have been a complete failure. This latest move by the Department of Justice will only serve to harm all Americans economically and socially in the long-run.”

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  • United States donozzy

    1/1/12

    well mr sandsrtom i suggest you wake up!!! why dont you pull your head out of your ass ?and look around you moron it only stands to reason that when there is a question presented to say? one hundred people are asked the same question and ninety five of them give the same answer and four of them just dont know and only one has a different answer that the only one with the different answer is the wrong answer? and the other four who just dont know maybe too stupid to know but are still a hell of a lot smarter than the dummass who gave the wrong answer!! you should reconsider your standing on this issue HOUSE REP. MR.STANDSDUMB BEFORE YOU FIND YOURSELF OUT OF A JOB!! we do not need ignorant blind to the world around them living in the far past non thinking idiots like YOU MR.SANDSRTOM REPRESENTING US!! you really piss me off you moronic self absorbed waist of skin wouldnt see a freight train comming right at you peice of shit!!

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