Banning Internet gambling would keep Indian casinos out of Utah, lawmaker says
Tom Smart, Deseret News Archives
SALT LAKE CITY — A House committee delayed voting on a bill Tuesday requiring Internet service providers to block online gambling sites while the financial impact is determined.
HB108 would specifically outlaw Internet gaming even though the Utah Constitution already prohibits gambling in any form.
Bill sponsor Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, R-Orem, said the legislation is necessary as a pre-emptive strike against a congressional resolution that would permit online gambling nationwide.
"If we do not do this, we are opening the door for Indian casinos to come into the state," Sandstrom said.
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