Anti-Gambling Politician Won't Seek Re-Election

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Utah Representative and anti-gambling activist Jason Chaffetz announced this week that he won't be seeking re-election in 2018.

Chaffetz made the announcement on Facebook, claiming that he believes public service should be limited and not a career. Whatever his real reasons for leaving are, the news of him bowing out are good for those looking for legalized online gambling in the United States. Chaffetz has long been outspoken in his distaste for online gambling, and he has worked with billionaire Sheldon Adelson to help get the Restoration of America's Wire Act introduced and pushed through Congress. Thus far, his efforts have failed.

We have been keeping an ear to the ground to track the status of online gambling legalization and anti-gambling resistance in the USA, and will be updating this story should we learn more about why Chaffetz is bowing out.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.
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21 April 2017 - 11:00pm

..public service should be limited and not a career...

Amin to that.

Obviously it's quite hypocritical if you're against online gambling with your buddy Sheldon...

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23 April 2017 - 2:15pm

I had never heard about this guy. Well someone will take his place and hopefully, won't be against online gambling.