Justice Department Abandons Online Gambling Fight

🌐 – In what could be the most important story for online gambling news in America, the Department of Justice has given up their fight to criminalize the activity. What that means for online casinos and online poker in the United States has huge implications. This week’s special offer is from Heavy Chips:

Also, we’re looking at the status of casino openings across America, and especially in Las Vegas where many still remained closed… some of which may never open again. You can also find updates casino openings on the Gaming Directory:

🔔 PLEASE SUBSCRIBE to Support Our Channel:

❤️ If you think you have an issue with gambling, free help is available:
▪️In the US:
▪️In the UK:

🔰Video Chapters:
▪️00:00 – Welcome to TWiG:
▪️00:49 – The Wire Act and Online Gambling:
▪️01:50 – Justice Department Surrenders:
▪️03:30 – Las Vegas Casino Updates:
▪️04:00 – Some Las Vegas Casinos Still Closed:
▪️04:26 – Penny Pier Slot Review:

Justice Department Gives Up Online Casino & Online Poker Fight:
It’s been a long, difficult fight… but it’s finally over. The U.S. Department of Justice lost a Wire Act decision again, but this time they will not appeal that ruling.

The First Circuit Court of Appeals has determined once and for all that the 1961 Federal Wire Act only applies only to sports betting, not to other forms of online casino games or poker. And in regard to sports betting, the Act only applies to bets placed across state lines, or what’s called “interstate gambling”.

The Justice Department had attempted all sorts of fancy legal maneuvers, some of which put at risk activities such as the multi-state Powerball lottery. Now that the case is over, and the threat of the Wire Act removed, online casino games and poker can move forward more quickly.

Furthermore, for smaller states that may lack the liquidity needed to make online poker profitable, this decision clears the way for web based poker games to extend a across state lines. You can read more about the Wire Act decision and its impacts for online casinos and online poker on our website:

®️ “This Week in Gambling” is a registered trademark with the USPTO (Serial Number: 88388255). Use of our mark is not allowed and may result in legal action.

©️ “This Week in Gambling” is uploaded to this channel with a Standard YouTube License. Sharing our videos on personal websites, blogs and forums using the YouTube embed code is both allowed and appreciated. However:
▪️ You may NOT re-use, distribute, publish or embed our videos FOR PROFIT in any way;
▪️ You may NOT represent yourself as the owner or creator of our videos;
▪️ You may NOT download or capture our videos for the purpose of re-editing them; and
▪️ You may NOT download our videos and re-upload them to a video hosting platform, your servers, or another YouTube channel.

🔞 Videos from This Week in Gambling discuss casino games and gambling news. They are intended to be viewed by adults age 18 and older, or age 21 and older where required by law. Our videos are for information and entertainment purposes and do not endorse illegal or underage gambling. Viewers should always comply with their local, state, and federal gambling laws. Those who participate in games of chance and gambling are encouraged to play responsibly, within their means, and are responsible for their own actions. The show hosts, producers, partners, participants, parent company(s), guests, sponsors, employees, contracted help, and associates not listed here accept no liability or responsibility whatsoever for any losses directly or indirectly caused by the gambling or gaming activity of viewers.

✅ Permitted Re-Use: Parties interested in working with us for the WHITE LABELING and/or RE-BRANDING of our content may contact us directly:
▪️ Via YouTube:
▪️ On Our Website:

#GamblingNews #OnlineGamblingNews #LasVegasCasino #JusticeDepartment #WireAct

3 thoughts on “Justice Department Abandons Online Gambling Fight”

  1. Sheldon Adelson, major donor to the Republican Party and sworn enemy of online gambling, passes away on January 11, 2021.
    Less than ten weeks later, the DOJ ends their court battle against legalized online gambling.


Comments are closed.