Rather than clarify how it intends to enforce its revised opinion of the Wire Act, the U.S. Department of Justice has extended the non-prosecution period.
The US Department of Justice issued a new opinion on the Wire Act, reversing its prior 2011 opinion that paved the way for states to regulate online gambling.
A letter signed by four Congressmen has been sent to US Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein, asking him to reverse the Office of Legal Counsel´s opinion on the Wire Act that led to the regulation of online gambling in Nevada, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania.
In 2017 there was finally some good news for proponents of online poker regulation in the US, and there could be more to come in the next twelve months if legislation in Pennsylvania prompts neighboring states to act or if the Supreme Court repeals PASPA.
As we approach the final quarter of 2017, a fourth consecutive year with no further online poker regulation in the US is looking increasingly likely.
New York´s brick-and-mortar casinos raked in far less than projected over the first six months of the year, prompting claims of market saturation.
Although a glimmer of hope remains for at least one state to pass online poker legislation this year, the second quarter of 2017 was particularly gloomy.
There was both good news and bad news for proponents of online poker regulation in the USA yesterday, as one state moved forward and another one stalled.
2017 was supposed to be a breakthrough year for online poker regulation in the US, but to date the signs are it will another year without further progress.
With 2016 ending, we look forward and examine the prospects for online poker regulation in the US over the next twelve months.