Wire Act

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

US Department of Justice Reverses Opinion on Online Gambling

US Department of Justice Reverses Opinion on Online Gambling

The online poker and online gambling scenes in the United States have become even more controversial following the announcement of a new Department of Justice opinion that reverses a previous ruling from 2011. The announcement which was made on Monday stated that the 1961 Wire Act, which prohibits the electronic transmission of interstate wagers, applies […]