DOJ Opinion Closes Door to Online Gambling in the States

In 2011, a Justice Department opinion letter opened the door to online gambling in the United States for the first time since Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA).   The opinion abandoned prior expansive interpretation of the Wire Act and limited its application to only sports wagering, thereby giving the green…

Is Antigua Going to Launch a “Pirate iTunes”?

Is Antigua Going to Launch a “Pirate iTunes”? In 2007, Antigua won a $21 million/year award from the WTO against the U.S. for its banning foreign entities from participating in legal online gambling n the U.S.  The WTO authorized Antigua to suspend compliance with copyright laws as to U.S. goods as a means to collect…

CLBR Segment 1: AGA’s Frank Fahrenkopf, Jr. on Online Gambling’s Comeback

CLBR SEGMENT 1 Special thanks to Holly Wetzel in making this possible. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (50.5MB) THE REVIVAL OF ONLINE GAMBLING IN THE US WITH AGA PRESIDENT FRANK FAHRENKOPF, JR.  From UIGEA to Atlantic City . . . 2006 Congress passes the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (or UIGEA) which shuts down domestic online gambling. 2011 Justice…

State Watch: Online Gambling and Amazon Tax

New Jersey Becomes Third State to Approve Online Gambling, More to Follow New Jersey has joined Delaware and Nevada among states that have legalized intrastate online gambling, while Massachusetts, California, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa and Mississippi are considering similar moves.  As states look for a big payout in revenue from such measures, recent studies have analyzed past…

In the Courts: Jiffy’s $47 Million, Gambling, Backpage, Kim Dotcom, Defamation and ISP Censorship Right

Advertiser Settles Text Messaging Claim under TCPA for $47 Million Jiffy Lube’s parent corporation may pay $47 million under a class action settlement arising from sending text messaging wthout opt-in consent in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.  Unlike CAN-SPAM which does not impose any opt-in requirements, text messages require opt-in consent under the TCPA.…

NEXT ON CL&BR (Pt. 2): Online Gambling Update

SEGMENT TWO:  ONLINE GAMBLING’S US COMEBACK Tim Parilla (bio to be added) joins us to discuss the recent DOJ Opinion that green-lighted state online gaming operations in IL and NY and is now spurring activity in other states as well. A Justice Department opinion letter has opened the door to online gambling in the United…

Top Stories of 2011

TOP STORIES OF 2011 #1  AMAZON WARS 2010 ended with the Amazon Tax in effect in three states totally approximately ten percent of the population and GDP.  With the addition of Arkansas, Calfornia, Connecticut, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Vermont the tax has some applicability in states which comprise about 1/3 of the population and GDP the…

DOJ Opinion Revives Online Gambling in US

A Justice Department opinion letter has opened the door to online gambling in the United States for the first time since Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA).   The opinion abandons prior expansive interpretation of the Wire Act and limits its application to only sports wagering, thereby giving the green…

Feds Take Over Top Gambling Sites

Feds Take Over Top Gambling Sites The Justice Department has shut down PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker for violating federal gambling laws.  The Justice Department claims that the off-shore sites sought to circumvent U.S. prohibition of online gambling by routing payments through faux e-commerce companies and corrupt banks.  The move comes at a…