GOP Supports Prohibition of Gambling Over The Internet

Published on August 29th, 2012 1:24 pm EST

Poker Cards and Casino Chips - IllustrationEarlier this week, the official 2012 Republican (aka GOP, aka "Grand Old Party") platform was released on

The release of the report coincides with the 2012 Republican National Convention, which is currently taking place in Tampa Bay, Florida. Mitt Romney has officially secured the Republican nomination for President and will accept the nomination later this week.


Anyways, what is the Republican party's official stance on "online gambling" in 2012?

From the section "Making the Internet Family-Friendly" in their official 2012 GOP Platform document:

"Millions of Americans suffer from problem or pathological gambling that can destroy families. We support the prohibition of gambling over the Internet and call for reversal of the Justice Department's decision distorting the formerly accepted meaning of the Wire Act that could open the door to Internet betting."

So there you go - the Republican party's official stance on Internet gambling for the 2012 campaign. Certainly not a surprise..


According to, President Obama currently has a very small (47% to 46%) lead over Mitt Romney in national polling numbers.

Source: - 2012 Republican Platform (*.pdf)

HT: Rich Muny


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