U.S. DOJ opinion: All internet gambling is illegal

ternur

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Would you mind explain in easy English what that really mean please?

It basicly says, that the Wire Act prohibits any type of betting that uses wire communication to transmit information, not just sports betting (like it was interpreted earlier).

It's still unclear how they will implement the decision. More than anything, it shows the how the lobbyist push their agenda through (it has been heavily lobbied for by Sheldon Adelson of Las Vegas Sands).

I don't understand as it seems inconsistent with online sports betting being legal in all US states since the
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It will probably get challenged in the courts. It's true, the Supreme Court
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that the states are free to legalise individual sport events.

The
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took this as a great victory of course:

“Countries around the world offer a perilous preview of where our nation was headed absent today’s action from the federal government. In the UK – which is the epicenter of the epidemic as ‘the world’s largest regulated online gambling market‘ – ‘over half of 16-year-olds have gambling apps on their smartphones.’ Further, the iGaming industry obtains more than half of its profit from problem gamblers. Children’s social media feeds are being ‘bombarded‘ with online gambling ads and vulnerable problem gamblers are being baited back with aggressive promotional offers. Meanwhile, following the fateful OLC decision, licensed operators began emulating their overseas counterparts in the worst possible way here in the United States. For instance, earlier this year, ads for internet casinos were spotted on websites for kids and online resources for problem gamblers seeking help.

“Today’s landmark action to rightfully restore the Wire Act is a win for parents, children and other vulnerable populations.”
 

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Okay good work but just asking why you care so much about US laws and news? Different laws different world. If I watch this all from Finland.
 

ternur

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Okay good work but just asking why you care so much about US laws and news? Different laws different world. If I watch this all from Finland.

I'm interested in all things legal and gambling.

This was posted in the Casino Industry Discussion thread. This is a gambling forum with members from all over the globe. While you and I are in Finland, it doesn't mean some members wouldn't find it interesting to hear about what goes on in the world of gambling.
 
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