New Year’s Online Gambling Ban

The new year has brought America yet another attempt to ban online gambling in the country.

Four US Congressmen have sent a letter to Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice.

They are again asking for a reversal of the DOJ’s opinion that the 1961 Federal Wire Act does not apply to online gambling.

This week’s special comes from PokerStars Casino.

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