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United States Congress Plans to Defund DOJ Wire Act Efforts

United States Congress Plans to Defund DOJ Wire Act Efforts

The United States Department of Justice under the Trump Administration has been the center of attention for the past several months due to its new interpretation of the 1961 Wire Act. Previously, as per the 2011 reinterpretation of the law, its applicability was only limited to interstate sports betting. However, the new interpretation of the […]

Online Poker in Deep Freeze as NY Focuses on Sports Betting

Online Poker in Deep Freeze as NY Focuses on Sports Betting

On Wednesday, a widely viewed and anticipated hearing that was focused on the future of sports betting in New York went down. At the hearing, the stakeholders explicitly discussed whether or not to authorize mobile betting on sporting activities in the near future. With the state’s sports betting already on tap, the lawmakers have now […]

Pa. Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of State Gambling Laws

Pa. Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of State Gambling Laws

In October 2017, the state of Pennsylvania signed into a law a set of gambling expansion laws that have since played a monumental role in the growth of the state’s gaming industry. Some of the things that Pennsylvanians are now able to enjoy include sports betting and online casino gaming which is expected to make […]

West Virginia Becomes Fifth State to Legalize Online Casinos

West Virginia Becomes Fifth State to Legalize Online Casinos

West Virginia has officially become the fifth state in the United States to legalize online gambling thanks to a rather unexpected move by the state’s governor. The news of the new development came last Wednesday when House Bill 2934, otherwise referred to as the West Virginia Lottery Interactive Wagering Act passed through Governor Jim Justice’s […]

Kentucky’s Online Poker and Gambling Bill Pushed Forward

Kentucky’s Online Poker and Gambling Bill Pushed Forward

It has been quite an eventful year for the gambling industry in the United States. It is now almost one year since the Supreme Court lifted the federal ban on sports betting and since then a decent number of states have already legalized sports wagering within their territories. In addition to that, many states have […]

Virginia Legalizes Online Poker with Governor Approval

Virginia Legalizes Online Poker with Governor Approval

Virginia just got approval from the state’s governor, Ralph Northam, to push ahead with introducing a working legal framework for online gambling and poker. Virginia Paves a Future for Online Poker in the State After last week’s success of SB 1126, only one signature was needed for the draft to become a fully-endorsed piece of […]

Michigan Moves Closer to Legalizing Online Poker

Michigan Moves Closer to Legalizing Online Poker

Michigan has worked out the kinks of online poker a long while back. Unfortunately, the state had a rather poor run with its former Governor Rick Snyder who shot down the legislation. A new one is on the way. Rick Snyder Is Out, Michigan Keeps Pushing for Online Poker Michigan is back on its way […]

Online Poker in Limbo as DOJ Extends Compliance Deadline

Online Poker in Limbo as DOJ Extends Compliance Deadline

The uncertainty surrounding the future of online poker in the United States remains for the foreseeable futures thanks to the recent 1961 Wire Act opinion reversal by the United States Department of Justice. Initially, the DOJ set the deadline for compliance with the revised opinion to April 15 but this has recently changed with the […]

Michigan’s New Online Gambling Bills to Champion Poker

Michigan’s New Online Gambling Bills to Champion Poker

Michigan is considering two new online gambling bill that would allow the state to push ahead with various iGaming and poker operations. Michigan’s Long Road to Legalizing Online Poker Michigan has been making efforts to legalize its online gambling industry, and by extension – online poker, since at least 2016. Multiple bills arrived at the […]

New Jersey Threatens Lawsuit Over New Wire Act Opinion

New Jersey Threatens Lawsuit Over New Wire Act Opinion

The United States Department of Justice recently changed its opinion on the 1961 Wire Act, a controversial move that has been met with varying measures of support and criticism. The motives behind the reversal of the opinion are still not quite clear and this has caused a lot of havoc for the gaming industry in […]