States should have the liberty to experiment with different innovative policiesBy Eric Reimer, The American SpectatorSeptember 25, 2017 at 6:43 pm Any resident of the DC-area has undoubtedly seen from afar or been in the new billion-dollar MGM National Harbor Casino. When I see it, I am reminded of how it was only a few decades ago that an overlapping array of state and federal laws essentially restricted gambling to just New Jersey’s Atlantic City on the East Coast and Nevada’s Las Vegas on the West Coast.Times are different now, as many states have slowly increased their gambling offerings ranging from almost ubiquitous state-run lotteries to legalized private institutional or personal gambling. The Internet age has also dramatically changed the possibilities for gambling, as well as potential controversies. In recent years we’ve seen how a variety of new online gaming ventures have launched, ranging from fantasy sports companies such as DraftKings and FanDuel to more straightforward gambling services such as online poker. We’ve also seen how states have frequently regulated them haphazardly and inconsistently, at times outlawing them and at times permitting them under certain exceptions.