In May 1999, Kansas Attorney General Carla J. Stovall sent to various online gambling website operators a letter informing them that it was illegal to take wagers from people using computers located in the state of Kansas. The Interactive Gaming Council, as it always does when attorneys general flex their muscles, wrote a letter to Stovall expressing its concerns with the consequences of her stance. Unlike other attorneys general, however, Stovall actually responded, albeit four months later.
Following is the response written by Assistant Attorney General Gail E. Bright:
Mr. Alan Schneider
Interactive Gaming Council
205 South Main Street
St. Charles, Missouri 63301-2804
RE: Internet Gambling
Dear Mr. Schneider:
Thank you for your letter of June 11, 1999, to Attorney General Stovall, expressing the position of the Interactive Gaming Council on the issue of gambling via the Internet. I would note the package received did not include Exhibit E as referenced in your letter.
The issues raised in your correspondence were considered by this office prior to the letters being sent to the various Internet gambling websites. While our office appreciates your comments, Attornery General Stovall remains firm in her position that this activity is illegal in Kansas.
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
CARLA J. STOVALL
Assistant Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
Click here to view the letter sent by the Council to Attorney General Stovall on June 2.