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Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill into law that criminalizes the act of online gambling within the Beehive State.
The bill was introduced by State Representative Stephen Sandstrom and will prevent any attempts to legalize online gambling within the state. For players, the new law includes a provision that criminalizes the act of gambling online, making it a Class B misdemeanor. A Class B offense is equivalent to carrying a concealed weapon, drunk driving, and shoplifting and carries penalties of up to six months in jail and/or $1,000 in fines