Tribal Regulators Urged To Prepare Rules For Online Gaming

Tribes can no longer afford to hope Internet gambling will not be legalized in the United States, and should act swiftly in preparing their own regulations to compete in the online wagering market, a former Nevada congressman told the Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Thursday.

Jon Porter, who served as a Republican in the House of Representatives from 2002 to 2008 and today lobbies for the Poker Players Alliance, said Congress is moving inexorably toward federal regulation of Internet poker.

“To do nothing, I think, would be condoning a continuing of an abuse of the American people,” Porter said.

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