Tag Archives: Wire Act
- 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...
- Conservative group sues DOJ over refusal to hand over Wire Act opinion documents
August 19, 2015
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed a federal lawsuit seeking documents relating to the US Department of Justice’s revised opinion on the scope of the Wire Act. In 2011, the DOJ surprised the gaming industry by issuing an opinion that the 1961 Wire Act applied only to sports betting....
- Rounding up the week’s US online gambling legislative non-moves
March 2, 2014
This week saw United States Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) confirm that he’s prepping federal legislation to ban all forms of online gambling, so long as ‘all’ offers the traditional carveout for interstate horse racing wagers. Similar to the desires of Las Vegas Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson, Graham told Gambling Compliance...
- Draft of Sheldon Adelson’s proposed Wire Act rewrite surfaces
January 12, 2014
Las Vegas Sands' chairman Sheldon Adelson’s plan to banish online gambling from America’s interwebz has taken on tangible form via an unfinished draft of federal legislation planned for introduction into the US House of Representatives this year. Poker blogger Marco Valerio (@AgentMarco) obtained a copy of the bill, which bears...
- Jacktrade illegal sports bet operation pleads guilty to Wire Act violation
November 29, 2012
Defunct Nevada company Jacktrade LLC has pled guilty to violating the Wire Act, bringing an end to a six-year investigation that indirectly ensnared Youbet.com, the online race betting outfit acquired in 2010 by Churchill Downs Inc. Details of the highly secretive case were kept under 'super seal' until Nov. 19,...
- Can Zynga and bwin.Party Save Each Other?
October 29, 2012
We will finally get to see. After months of speculation about whether Zynga (ZNGA) could turn its social gaming platform into a real-money gambling outfit, the developer of Facebook games such as Mafia Wars and Farmville looks set to enter the UK market early next year. Zynga this week signed...