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🌐 – 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:
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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:
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3 thoughts on “Justice Department Abandons Online Gambling Fight”
what if you live in the US and play on a site registered in Curacao?
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.
Do you think online gambling and online poker regulation will spread more quickly now?
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