I'm not pretending to know all the fine print, but here's a summary of the next colostomy bag the GOP is emptying on the heads of the American people. The Federal Wire Act of 1961 was intended to hobble organized crime and their ability to evade the laws of individual states. "Wire" in this context means the archaic methods of moving large amounts of cash such as money transfers. I've done so twice in my life and some banks continue to extend this capability to corporate customers; it's actually the normal method since neither credit cards nor online checking are really trustworthy in this scope. In sum, there is now a law being pushed by Congressman Chaffetz (R) of Utah to reapply the law to online gambling. Chaffetz is someone who would at least be generally considered decent by conservatives or libertarians; Senator Graham (R) is pushing the matching bill in the Senate (and Graham is generally not considered so decent). In this case Chaffetz is simply fronting for Sheldon Adelson, who is a fine example of corruption on the GOP's side despite some redeeming beliefs & causes. What does this mean and why does it matter? Well, online gaming interfacing with online gambling is a boom industry, where it can be. The GOP often tries to distance itself from the mostly false image of Bible-thumping prudes determined to micromanage others' lives - the default stance of Progressive Socialism embraced by the current Democrat leaders. However, the sort of wrong-minded policy that this Act represents destroys any such pretense and frames the GOP in precisely the same wretched, larcenous role that the Democrats employ. There is <no> legitimate reason for the Federal Gov't to abrogate state-level treaties, and even less justification to impose Federal regulation, when the subject is online gambling - presuming that there is actual separation of Church and State. The concept that gambling is unethical and immoral is deeply rooted in religion and not evenly applied, so this sort of ploy really shows the exact sort of Gov't distortion of the marketplace that the GOP nominally insists it is against.