Chaffetz talks gambling, public lands, taxes with Utah lawmakers

SALT LAKE CITY — Rep. Jason Chaffetz has introduced legislation to ban online gambling such as Internet poker and other games of chance involving money.

The Utah Republican said he's trying to undo a 2011 Justice Department legal opinion that made online gaming legal in the United States, including Utah and Hawaii, the only states that prohibit gambling of any kind.

"I need your help and participation in paying attention to this because online gaming is coming to your 8-year-old's app sooner rather than later. It's on its way," Chaffetz told Utah lawmakers Friday.

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