Online gambling ban puts convenience stores, state lotteries at odds

12/4/2012 | Hill, The

While state lotteries are lobbying to stop a bill proposed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., that would ban online gambling in all forms except poker, convenience store owners are lobbying for its passage. The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries will meet with lawmakers in Washington this week in an effort to kill the bill. However, convenience store owners say passing the bill would help their sales, as customers would be prevented from buying scratch-off lottery cards online and instead have to go to brick-and-mortar stores to pick them up.

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