Finally, maybe, just maybe we can make some progress on overturning this silly ban!
Where did the pressure for the ban come from? I assume some powerful combination of the casino industry, the gambling-is-immoral crowd, perhaps the state lotteries. Regardless, I am also surprised it has taken so long for a lobbyist of DÃ¢â‚¬â„¢AmatoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s stature to have been employed in a fight to overturn the ban. It is interesting to see how DÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Amato invokes his own powerful combination of fear, economics, and even the high moral ground:
The money being spent to outlaw poker and enforce the ban, Mr. DÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Amato said, could be better spent Ã¢â‚¬Å“in the battle against money laundering, trafficking in drugs, or trafficking in terrorism.Ã¢â‚¬Â