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Justice Department opinion could threaten online gambling

7 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

By REGINA GARCIA CANO
LAS VEGAS - A legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice made public Monday could threaten the viability of online gambling that crosses state lines such as poker.
The 23-page opinion interprets the federal Wire Act, which prohibits interstate wagering, to apply to any form of gambling that crosses state lines, not just sports betting. The opinion marks a reversal for the department, which under the Obama administration in 2011 said online gambling within states that does not involve sporting events would not violate the federal law.
The 2011 opinion opened the...
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Online gambling could be threatened with legal opinion from Justice Department

Online gambling could be threatened with legal opinion from Justice Department

7 monthes ago   |   By KMBC

The Justice Department says a previous opinion misinterpreted the statute.
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