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Monday, March 2, 2015

Invitation to testify before Congress on internet gambling

Sorry to post this late!

Congress is holding a hearing next week on abolishing the recent practice by some state governments of sponsoring internet gambling. The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security is hearing H.R. 707 the "Restoration of America's Wire Act" on Thursday, March 5 at 9:30am.

We have been asked to testify at the hearing and I want to invite you to please send along any arguments, evidence, stories or general advice that you believe we should consider emphasizing in our testimony. Our written testimony is due 48 hours before the hearing so if you want to send anything, please try to do so by this weekend when I'll be sitting down to write. My email is

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney (and current SPG National Board member) Mike Fagan, who teaches International Money Laundering, Corruption, and Terrorism at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, was also invited to testify before the congressional committee. He is one of the nation's most knowlegeable experts about the relationship between internet gambling and crime. Because of the importance of his expertise to this issue and his membership in SPG, I ask you to please make a tax-deductible donation of $10 to help us cover Mike's airfare to the hearing. He will be traveling from St. Louis to Washington, DC and the plane ticket is approximately $400.

Thanks. We'll hit it as hard as we can next week.




Les Bernal

National Director, Stop Predatory Gambling

End government-sponsored gambling because it is dishonest, financially damaging to citizens and contributes to the rising unfairness and inequality in our country.

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