Former Congressman Jon Porter, Founding Member & President/CEO of The Porter Group, talked about how lotteries can play an active role in shaping federal legislation.
“You’re not Wall Street… Your CEO is your governor. Lotteries are state operations that have been and should be left alone by the federal government,” Porter stated. “As of today, you have a choice as a state. Your legislature is going to make that decision. Your governor is going to make that decision. There are forces out there that would like to take away the ability for states to make their own decisions.”
Porter clarified, in likely response to Nirenberg, that as of right now, online gaming is legal. He also stated that it is a problem that some entities want to take over the right of states to regulate gaming themselves.