Democratic Platform Omits References To Online Gambling
70-Page Document Does Not Mention Web Poker
One week after the Republican platform called for a prohibition of online gambling, the Democratic platform simply made no mention at all of the issue.
Tuesday marked the opening session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, where party members supported the recently released platform titled Moving America Forward. The 70-page document is “a declaration of [Democrats] plan to move America forward over the next four years and beyond,” but makes no mention of online poker or online gaming of any kind.
Proponents of a federally licensed and regulated online poker industry are undoubtedly disappointed that the platform did not address the issue, but the official no comment is consistent with a White House statement last May that said that online gambling regulation is up to the individual state.
While the election campaign moves on, gaming companies in Nevada continue to apply for and be granted licenses to operate web poker in the state. Two weeks ago, the South Point Casino became the first applicant to be granted an intrastate online poker license by the Nevada Gaming Commission.
|1||Poker Pro Receives 8 Years For Debt Collection Scheme|
|2||Monte Carlo Casino Closes Poker Room|
|3||How To Identify Card Cheats In Casinos|
|4||DeepStack Extravaganza® III Guarantees Over $21 Million|
|5||Man Granted Parole Decades After Poker Game Killing|
|6||Poker Game At Senior Center Forced To Shut Down|
|7||Man Tries To Rob Poker Game At Gunpoint|
|8||The Best Casino Games For Advantage Players|
|9||Busse Wins CPPT Ocean's 11 San Diego Classic|
|10||BetOnline's Bad Beat Jackpot Climbs Above $497,000|
|1||Man Left Empty Handed After Slot Machine Fiasco|
|2||Bicycle Casino Shut Down After Police Raid|
|3||Poker High Roller Sues Roommate Over Unpaid Rent|
|4||Poker Pro Receives 8 Years For Debt Collection Scheme|
|5||Bicycle Casino Reopens Day After Government Raid|
|6||Man Attacked By Security On United Flight Is A Poker Player|
|7||Feds Indict Another Top Las Vegas Sports Bettor|
|8||Ryan Riess Wins 2017 WPT SHRP Finale|
|9||Bike Raid Could Hurt PokerStars Team In California|
|10||Podcast: Schulman After Losing 7-Figure Roll|