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Acting AG Whitaker Defends Wire Act Opinion, Denies Adelson Influence Before Congress

February 18, 2019 | By: Eric Ramsey

Acting US Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Friday testified that he had no involvement in the recent Wire Act opinion that emerged from the Department of Justice. The nation’s top legal official delivered his statements during a contentious oversight hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, responding to contribution questions from Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.). Whitaker […]

New Hampshire Lottery Sues DOJ Over Wire Act Opinion

February 15, 2019 | By: Eric Ramsey

In his first day on the job, US Attorney General William Barr is facing a federal lawsuit listing his name as the defendant. The New Hampshire Lottery Commission has brought a civil suit against Barr and the US Department of Justice, seeking an injunction on the new Wire Act opinion. The agency lodged its complaint on […]

Amendment 3 Puts Future Of Florida Gambling On Midterm Ballot

October 30, 2018 | By: Eric Ramsey

Midterm elections are upon the US, and gaming and gambling issues will appear on the ballot in a few states. Arkansas is making a move toward legal sports betting under a proposed referendum which survived a last-minute legal challenge. Voters will decide the fate of the ever-expanding industry as it relates to them via a […]

NJ Regulators Want To Round Up Bovada, Other Illegal Gambling Websites

August 12, 2018 | By: Eric Ramsey

Regulators in New Jersey want to crack down on illegal gambling sites operating offshore. Speaking with Gambling Compliance (paywall) this week, David Rebuck said that those involved in illegal operations will be denied licensure and driven out of the state. Rebuck is the director of the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement, which has regulated NJ […] Multistate Poker Goes Live Across New Jersey And Nevada

April 30, 2018 | By: Eric Ramsey

Earlier this month, WSOP and 888 Poker announced plans to combine their clients into a unified, three-state network. Thanks to a pact known as the Multi-State Internet Gaming Association, operators in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware are now permitted to share liquidity across state lines. At the time of the announcement, interstate platforms were pending final approval and tentatively […]

Key Senator’s Retirement Creates Urgency For NY Online Poker Legislation

April 30, 2018 | By: Eric Ramsey

The timeline for legalizing online poker in New York has seemingly gotten a little tighter. Sen. John Bonacic has announced that he won’t seek re-election this fall, ending his tenure of two decades in the NY Senate. Bonacic’s name has appeared many times in these pages as a champion for gaming and gambling. In a statement […]

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