Re: “Online betting is a losing game for our state and our nation” (editorial, 8-2).
I am disappointed that, in writing an editorial on online gaming, you failed to check your facts.
First, current federal proposals to license online gaming, limited to poker, clearly give states full authority to decide whether they give their citizens the freedom to play poker online. This would in no way overturn Washington’s existing law – unless state lawmakers chose to do so.
Second, legislation pending in Congress would in fact strengthen, not repeal, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006. In fact, HR …