Il­le­gal gam­bling crack­down urged

Los Angeles Times - - BUSINESS -

The na­tion’s casino own­ers and gam­bling ma­chine mak­ers want to team with states to crack down on il­le­gal gam­bling.

Speak­ing to the Na­tional Assn. of At­tor­neys Gen­eral, Amer­i­can Gam­ing Assn. Pres­i­dent Ge­off Free­man called on state legal lead­ers to join with his group.

Free­man said il­le­gal gam­bling is si­phon­ing money from le­git­i­mate casi­nos. He said states should care be­cause il­le­gal op­er­a­tions don’t pay taxes, aren’t reg­u­lated to pro­tect con­sumers and may be fund­ing other crim­i­nal op­er­a­tions.

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