Responses to Reversal of DOJ Online Gaming Decision: “Unfortunate,” Planning for Next Steps

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Since the U. S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel issued a reversal last Monday of the 2011 decision by the Obama Administration’s decision regarding online sports betting, gaming and poker, there have been a flurry of opinions on the issue. Some entities have called the new opinion “unfortunate,” while other organizations are tempering… Read more »

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DoJ Reverses 2011 OLC Wire Act Opinion, Decides Wire Act Applies to All Interstate Online Gambling

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Around Christmas of 2011, the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) issued an opinion on the Wire Act, saying that it online made interstate online sports betting illegal, not all interstate online gambling. This paved the way for states to begin legalizing online gambling and so far, four – Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey,… Read more »

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Online Poker Bill Introduced in New York Senate

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Online poker is once again on the table in the New York state legislature, as a bill has been introduced that would legalize and regulate the pastime. Senate Bill 18, sponsored by Senator Joseph Addabbo (D – 15th District), would only legalize online poker, not online casino games, which have been more profitable in other… Read more »

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Washington, D.C. Passes Sports Betting Bill

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The Washington, D.C. Council passed a bill to legalize sports betting on Tuesday which, if it becomes law, will make the District of Columbia the ninth U.S. jurisdiction to permit the pastime. Nevada, of course, has had sports betting for years, but it wasn’t until this May – when the Supreme Court overturned PASPA –… Read more »

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Michigan State Rep Still Hoping for Online Poker This Year

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We are a half-decade into legalized online poker in the United States and just three measly states have launched their internet gaming industries with a fourth – Pennsylvania – close to joining. That’s it. With all the hubbub about sports betting in the last several months, it feels like online poker is on the back… Read more »

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Sports Betting Bill Introduced in Tennessee

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It appears that the legalization of sports betting is something that may be up for discussion in the Tennessee legislature in 2019, as State Representative Rick Staples introduced HB 0001 in the House of Representatives last week, a bill which “authorizes sports betting in this state only in jurisdictions that approve sports betting by local… Read more »

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Arkansas Voters Approve Casino Gambling

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Might as well keep going with the mid-term election news. In Arkansas on Tuesday, voters approved an amendment which would allow casino gambling in the state. Issue 4, as it was called, passed by a margin of 54.07 to 45.93 percent with 87 percent of the state’s precincts reporting. Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot… Read more »

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Amendment 3 Passes in Florida

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Future gambling expansion in Florida may have taken a hit on Tuesday as residents of Florida overwhelmingly passed Amendment 3, 71.44 percent to 28.56 percent. The measure puts decisions about casino gambling in the hands of Florida voters, rather than in the hands of state lawmakers. Sounds Good, But It’s Bad for Poker On its… Read more »

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Poker Alliance Comes Out Against Florida’s Amendment 3

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Ever since it took over the Poker Players Alliance, Poker Central has been extremely quiet. The organization was rebranded at the time of the takeover, with Poker Central renaming the group the Poker Alliance, but it didn’t exactly jump back into the fray regarding poker, gaming or…anything, to be honest. Now the new Poker Alliance… Read more »

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Portland Meadows Poker Room Loses to Oregon Lottery Once Again

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Last fall, the Oregon Lottery terminated its contract with Portland Meadows, revoking the racetrack’s license to house ten video lottery terminals because the venue has engaged in what the Oregon Lottery considers illegal gambling. Portland Meadows appealed the decision, but recently, the Lottery responded, denying the appeal and confirming its own ruling from last year.… Read more »

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New Jersey Accepts First Sports Bets, but Who’s Next?

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While they were expected to be the first “newcomer” to the sports betting world after court decisions, New Jersey instead became the second (after Delaware) with their actions on Thursday. The Garden State became the third state to officially open their borders for sports betting bright and early on a sunny Thursday on both ends… Read more »

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