Paula Otto, Executive Director, Virginia Lottery, discussed NASPL’s white paper that said that internet gaming is a state issue.
In the last six weeks, NASPL created a white paper on the issue of internet gaming in regards to state sovereignty.
Quoting from the white paper, Otto said, “The DOJ opinion leaves to the states the responsibility for regulating gaming within their respective borders. This deference to state legislatures and governors and citizens regarding gaming regulation is appropriate and in accordance with historic precedent.”
“NASPL is opposed to federal legislation that would encroach on the traditional state’s perogative to regulate gaming within each state’s borders. [Federal bills that would encroach] impair the ability of states to represent the sensibility of their citizens which states are uniquely qualified to do,” ended Otto.