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January 16, 2019

PGCB Says Gambling Expansion Moving Forward Even After New DOJ Opinion

The latest Department of Justice opinion on the Wire Act has people on alert. However, Pennsylvania is standing pat on its plan to move forward with online gambling in 2019. Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) Communcations Director Doug Harbach told PlayPennsylvania the group will certainly consider the new opinion, but the group seems pretty comfortable …

6+ Hold’em Now Live on Across PokerStars’ Global Online Poker Network

The new game is spread from nanostakes all the way up to the nosebleeds with a $200/$400-equivalent game. PokerStars’ new game, 6+ Hold’em, its version of the popular Short Deck Poker game, has now seen a full international rollout. Players will find it available across the dot-com and dot-EU networks, which means players across Canada, …

PCA Main Event Gets Down to Final Six

The final table is lead by the infamous gambler, Chino Rheem. read more

WSOP Execs Watering Down Poker’s Biggest Prize – The WSOP Bracelet

Last week, the World Series of Poker released details for 13 more 2019 WSOP bracelet events. In doing so, WSOP brass continued to water down what was once poker’s most prestigious prize. The 2019 WSOP is on the way to equal or surpass the whopping 78 bracelet events that ran in last year’s event. To put things in perspective, …

Will The New Wire Act Opinion Affect Legal Online Gambling Payments?

Financial transactions tied to legal online gambling could be the first domino to fall under a revised Wire Act interpretation released this week. The post Will The New Wire Act Opinion Affect Legal Online Gambling Payments? appeared first on Online Poker Report.

January 15, 2019

New DOJ Opinion On Gambling Could Be Bad News For PA Online Gaming

We first heard whispers that a new Department of Justice opinion on the Wire Act was coming last month. It arrived on Monday. The new opinion walked back most of the 2011 DOJ opinion on the same subject. In 2011, the previous opinion concluded that the scope of 1961’s Wire Act only applied to sports …

How The Wire Act Opinion Will Affect US Online Poker

The US Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel issued an opinion on Monday about the applicability of the Wire Act to interstate gambling, including online poker. In the short-term, it is unclear that the opinion will change very much about playing poker through the internet. The DOJ’s announcement serves as a reversal of its …

New DOJ Opinion: Wire Act Not Limited to Sports Betting

Online poker and daily fantasy sports could be in jeopardy. The US Department of Justice released a new opinion on the Wire Act stating that the 1961 law restricts all forms of online gambling, not just sports betting. The opinion from the Office of Legal Counsel reverses the Obama administration opinion by the DOJ in …

New Jersey Online Gambling Wraps Up 2018 On A Record-High Note

Its fifth year of operations in the books, NJ online casinos hit $29 million in revenue for December 2018, with Golden Nugget having its first $10M month. The post New Jersey Online Gambling Wraps Up 2018 On A Record-High Note appeared first on .

What’s Next For Legal Online Gambling In Wake Of New Wire Act Opinion?

The Department of Justice has issued a new Wire Act opinion that appears to be a blanket prohibition on online gambling. Appearances can be deceiving. The post What’s Next For Legal Online Gambling In Wake Of New Wire Act Opinion? appeared first on Play NJ.

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