Washington State Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Internet Gambling


The Poker Players Alliance is vowing to pursue court challenges against online gaming laws in other states, despite last week’s decision by the Washington Supreme Court to uphold the state’s controversial criminalization of Internet gambling.

John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance, declined to name the states where his group plans to support lawsuits against Internet gambling bans. “I’m pleased that the case in Washington is going to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, but I think the chances are pretty slim that the court will agree to hear the appeal,” Pappas told GamblingCompliance. “But that does not preclude us from engaging in other actions in other courts,” he said.

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