Tag Archives: jeff sessions
- Democratic senator joins federal online gambling witch hunt
July 12, 2017
The push to roll back legal online gambling in the United States has taken a more bipartisan turn after a Democratic senator urging the Department of Justice to open a can of legal whoop-ass. On Tuesday, The Hill reported that Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) had written a letter to Attorney...
- Jeff Sessions recuses himself from federal online gambling ban talks
June 30, 2017
Questions over the US Attorney General’s alleged Russian connections have indirectly complicated casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s bid to ban online gambling in the United States. On Friday, Bloomberg reported that US Attorney General Jeff Sessions had recused himself from any discussion of whether to undo the 2011 Department of Justice...
- Will Adelson’s $5m Trump gift unleash DOJ on online gambling?
April 19, 2017
Anti-online gambling advocate Sheldon Adelson cut a $5m check to US President Donald Trump’s inauguration fund, so can a quid pro quo on banning online gambling be far behind? On Tuesday, a Federal Election Commission filing revealed that the Las Vegas Sands casino owner and anti-online gambling curmudgeon had contributed...
- US policy change may affect Pennsylvania online gambling push
March 13, 2017
The fate of internet gambling legalization in Pennsylvania now lies in the hands of no less than U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions earlier said that he will take a close look at the Department of Justice (DOJ) opinion which paved the way for the states of New Jersey, Delaware,...
- DOJ threatens marijuana states; are online gambling states next?
February 24, 2017
The US Department of Justice could be preparing to crack down on states that have legalized medical marijuana, which doesn’t bode well for the three states that have legalized online gambling, or for any other state that hoped to join that trio. On Thursday, White House press secretary Melissa McCarthy,...
- Trump’s AG nominee “would revisit” online gambling approval
January 10, 2017
United States President-Elect Donald Trump’s pick for US Attorney General claims he was “shocked” by the US Department of Justice’s approval of intrastate online gambling in 2011. On Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) faced grilling by the Senate committee tasked with vetting his appointment as the nation’s top law enforcement...
Sheldon Adelson’s Money Gets Anti Gambling Bill to Congress
March 27, 2014
Will Trump’s attorney general roll back online gambling?
November 19, 2016