Tag Archives: Restoration of America’s Wire Act
- 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...
- Congressman fishes for Adelson bucks with new anti-online bill
December 12, 2016
A US congressman has introduced a new federal bill that seeks to undo the Department of Justice’s 2011 opinion that the Wire Act applies only to online sports betting. Last Wednesday, Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) filed HR 6453, which seeks to “clarify the effect” of the 2011 DOJ opinion that...
- New Jersey rep preps pro-online gambling legislation; Reid done with online gambling
October 21, 2016
A New Jersey congressman says he’ll mount a fresh push to drag America’s “obsolete” federal gambling laws screaming and kicking into the 21st century. On Friday, ESPN’s David Purdum reported that Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) plans to introduce new legislation aimed at harmonizing the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports...
- Anti-online gambling bill filed days after Adelson gave GOP senators $20m
September 28, 2016
Anyone who doubts the clear quid pro quo between US politicians and their corporate money men need look no further than the latest federal effort to ban online gambling. Last week saw the introduction of S.3376, a placeholder bill filed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) that seeks to roll back...
Sheldon Adelson loses $622m, likely under the sofa cushions
March 22, 2017
Sheldon Adelson pitches Rio mayor on $8b casino
May 11, 2017
Sheldon Adelson’s Money Gets Anti Gambling Bill to Congress
March 27, 2014