Could Online Betting Exec's Arrest Help Speed Through Anti-Gambling Laws?
from the how-convenient dept
When BetOnSports’ CEO, David Carruthers, was arrested earlier this week, we noted that he had been fairly outspoken the week before about how the House’s decision to pass an anti-online gambling bill was nothing to worry about, since the Senate was unlikely to do anything on it. However, it seems that his own arrest may be helping to turn the tide. Senator Frist (last seen insisting on an audio flag) is now pushing to get the Senate’s version approved. In fact, it sounds like all the attention from Carruthers’ arrest has only made this an issue the Senate is more interested in working on. All in all, this seems like more election season posturing, as politicians try to find “hot button” issues to promote. This exec’s own arrest may have catapulted online gambling into the “hot button” realm.