The American Gaming Association is directly opposing the Goodlatte bill.
The powerful support group has written to Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va, complaining that his bill gives special treatment to the horse racing industry while adding unwarranted new restrictions on casinos.
Up until now the casino industry has not opposed the Goodlatte bill, the Associated Press reports.
Goodlatte has responded to the opposition. He said he hopes to work with the industry on at least some of its objections but remains intent on not letting any sector of the gambling industry use the legislation to take advantage of another.