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Published April 14, 2012, 12:27 PM

North Dakota Legislator says State Missed out on Millions of Dollars

WDAY TV) - A North Dakota legislator is speaking out, after he says the state missed out on millions of dollars.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

A North Dakota legislator is speaking out, after he says the state missed out on millions of dollars. Representative Jim Kasper says the state lost that money by turning down online gambling legislation, he proposed in 2005. After a federal ruling that the wire act, which made all forms of internet gambling illegal, does not apply to some online gaming. Kasper says his proposal to regulate internet poker in the state, provided companies relocate to the state could of worked.

Jim Kasper – District 46: "Obviously we can't go back, but it's conceivable that all the property tax of the people of North Dakota could have been paid for by the tax on the internet poker companies because they would have come to our state."

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says Congress needs to amend the 1961 WIRE Act because it was created WELL before the internet. He advises the state to go slow before starting online lottery ticket sales.

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