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Cant' back up fear-mongering with actual facts?

Adelson camp a no-show at online gaming debate

Adelson camp a no-show at online gaming debate
(US).- At a forum yesterday to openly debate the issue of a federal online gaming ban, representatives supporting the ban, fueled by billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, failed to appear.
United States | 02/27/2015

(US).- At a forum yesterday to openly debate the issue of a federal online gaming ban, representatives supporting the ban, fueled by billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, failed to appear.

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ldquo;I guess when the rubber meets the road, prohibition supporters realize they can’t backup their fear-mongering PR campaign with actual facts,” said John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide.“I was looking forward to an open and fair debate on the future of online gaming, and not just because the facts are on our side. Before Congress votes on any legislation that would impose a broad prohibition, like the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), I think American voters deserve to hear both sides clearly articulate how such a ban impacts consumers, states and the economy.

“The fact that the primary RAWA supporters refused to join this debate, after significant effort by the organizers, tells me that they want their bill rubber-stamped instead of openly debated on the merits – a basic tenet of democracy.”

The debate, “Full House: Whose Got the Winning Hand?” was part of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in Washington, DC.

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