• SC senator wants to ban online gambling in U.S.


    Blackjack, poker and slots could vanish from the Internet if South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has his way.
    He plans to introduce a bill that would enact a federal ban on online gambling except horse racing.
    Graham said states are asking for standardized gambling rules, but taxpayer watchdogs said there's another motive.
    They said a Las Vegas casino owner gave Graham's campaign more than $20,000 over the past five years.
     “There is no reason why one casino owner, really why one person, should have this much influence over legislation in Washington, D.C.,” said David Williams with Taxpayers Protection Alliance.
    Graham's office disputes the casino owner's influence and said his contributions account for far less than one percent of Graham's donations.

    Graham is expected to introduce next week.

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