Florida's Governor Rick Scott has come out in favor of banning online gambling in the United States, issuing a letter in which he expressed his views on the matter.
In reading the letter, it is apparent that Scott has been heavily influenced by gambling magnate Sheldon Adelson, as Scott seems to mimic the company line when it comes anti-gambling politicians.
In the letter Scott wrote: “Allowing Internet gaming to invade the homes of every American family, and be piped into our dens, our living rooms, our workplaces, and even our kids’ bedrooms and dorm rooms is a major decision. We must carefully examine the short and long-term social and economic consequences before Internet gambling spreads.”
Scott then went on to urge federal politicians to fully reinstate the Wire Act, which would effectively outlaw all forms of online gambling. Under current law, the Wire Act only applies to sportsbetting.
The issuing of the letter comes shortly after Governor Scott was in Las Vegas to meet with Adelson and his political advisors.
Those interested in reading Scott's appeal to federal lawmakers can do so at: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/files/internet-gaming-letter.pdf