Tag: DOJ

US Online Gambling Ban Concerns Grow

Luminescent signboards flashed across the streets and alleyways as colossal skyscrapers soared upwards to speak with the heavens. The jingle of coins and the rumbling of roulette wheels approached the ear from all directions. Inside, you could hear the flamboyant cheers of players soaked in adrenaline-filled mirth. Drinks poured in one glass at a time…

National Governors Association Says States can Regulate Online Gaming

The National Governors Association Economic Development & Commerce Committee sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week explaining that the group is “concerned with legislative or administrative actions that would ban online Internet gaming and Internet lottery sales.” Based on the wording, the impetus for the letter appears to be Sessions’ comments during…

Online Gambling Collision Course with Justice Department

Now that Jeff Sessions has been confirmed as U.S. Attorney General, we can certainly expect the Department of Justice to “revisit” the Federal Wire Act.

And if their opinion of the Wire Act changes, all online gambling in the United States could be shut down.

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“Sports Betting is Skill” Says NFL & US DOJ

The National Football League (NFL) has long opposed allowing sports betting to gain more of a foothold in the United States than it already has. But surprisingly, the NFL has made arguments over the last 12 years that any sports bettor would find encouraging: namely, that betting on sports is an enterprise that takes skill.…

Feds have double standard on gambling

The Spectrum – Did you fill out a March Madness bracket this year? In many states, if you put money in a pool, that’s illegal! The NCAA website warns, “Fans should enjoy … filling out a bracket just for the fun of it, not … the amount of money they could possibly win.” Give me…