How A Political Donor Influenced Gaming Laws

Though real-world examples show online gaming actually increases casino company revenues, the 85-year-old Adelson fears more dollars spent through the internet will mean fewer dollars spent within his physical properties. That list notably includes President Donald Trump, as well as South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham , who has publicly urged the DOJ for years to revise its decision to little avail up until this opinion, was announced. The head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which holds confirmation hearings for top justice department officials, Graham said he would again push for a Wire Act reinterpretation during the hearings for Attorney General nominee William Barr, which began Jan. 15. The Wire Act opinion was issued in early November of last year, perhaps not coincidently just days before then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions was fired by Trump. Sessions had said during his own confirmation hearings he hoped to revise the 2011 Wire Act opinion. The Federal Wire Act of 1961 prevents all forms of online gambling, according to a revised opinion by the U.S. Justice Department released to the public earlier this week. Though the opinion, a reversal of a 2011 interpretation, has no immediate impact on the growing American online gaming market, it has sent the industry into a tizzy as stakeholders and elected officials await further clarification. If the more conservative interpretation holds and the Justice Department begins enforcement, it would all-but outlaw poker, casino games and lotteries conducted online. Justice Department officials under the Obama Administration previously ruled the Wire Act only applied to sports betting, and that all other forms of online gaming were exempt. Several states subsequently created or are set to open internet-based poker and casino markets. That includes multiple states with online lottery games, as well as an interstate poker player liquidity sharing agreement between Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey. The Supreme Court decision earlier this year to strike down the federal ban on sports betting further energized and expanded the industry nationwide for both in-person and online gaming. More than two-dozen states additional have taken up or announced plans to consider gaming expansion bills this year. That being said, Rival’s selection of table games is rather modest, though it still manages to successfully cover all the casino favorites we know and love and introduce it back to us with its unique classically themed take: If Poker tickles your card hand more and you fancy a more interactive experience then Supernova Online Casino also offers a nice variety of Video Poker variations for you to choose from: Caesars will still need official approval from each of the three states for the specific sites on which multi-state play will be offered. The shared-liquidity deal is especially important to online poker, compared to other forms of online gambling. In previous years, the WSOP has been unable to run online satellites to its Las Vegas (Nevada) summer series on its New Jersey-based WSOP site.

What’s Next for Online Gaming?

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein asked the Department of Justice to hold off on implementing the new opinion for 90 days to allow affected parties to come into compliance. One solution would be an act of Congress that overrides the DOJ opinion and clarifies the Wire Act. But with the federal government in the midst of the longest partial shutdown in its history, and lawmakers from both parties increasingly reluctant to pass legislation on anything, it could be a difficult process. Just because an opinion deems it illegal, it doesn’t mean it will come under enforcement. ”So we're stuck with an ambiguous opinion that declares the law is clear and unambiguous,” Roberts said. With the enforcement and interpretation of the law now up in the air, states that may have otherwise considered gambling bills may put those on hold until they receive further clarification. Gambling stakeholders will undoubtedly fight to keep their piece of the lucrative market, but this singular legal opinion from the federal government rocks online gaming in the U.S. for the moment and up until and after its ramifications are fully understood.

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