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UPDATE: Congress Looks to Defund the DOJ’s Ability to Enforce its Online Gambling Interpretation

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the Department of Justice’s Wire Act interpretation as it relates to online gambling. The Trump Administration looked to return to the original interpretation of the wire act, which effectively bans all online gambling. The need arose because the Obama Administration reinterpreted the wire act to only apply to sports betting, […]

New Jersey Plans to Sue the DOJ over Online Gambling Ruling

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing saga of the DOJ’s handling of the Wire Act as it pertains to gambling over both the Obama and Trump Administration. Most recently, the DOJ announced they had gone back to the long standing interpretation of the wire act that makes all forms of online gambling, not just […]

Guest Article: DOJ opinion will help protect kids from dangers of online gambling

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the new Department of Justice ruling that reestablished online gambling to be illegal under the wire act. The need for this ruling existed because the long standing intend of the wire act was erroneously reinterpreted by the Obama Administration to only apply to sports betting. This opened the flood gates […]

Online Gambling in Jeopardy in Wake of New Dep of Justice Ruling

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the impact of the Obama Administration’s reinterpretation of the long standing Wire Act. It very clearly made online gambling that crossed state lines illegal, but the Obama Administration said it only covers sports betting, thereby opening the floodgates to all forms of online gambling except sports betting. This understandably led […]

Online Gambling Industry has Tools to Help Low-Income & Problem Gamblers; Chooses to Target & Prey on them Instead

Casino Watch Focus recently reported that gambling lobbyist finally admitted that casinos prey on customers. In a comment meant to say casinos hope more to prey on tourist, than the local residents, the well-understood relationship between casinos and gamblers was painted in a truthful light. Its clear the industry needs gamblers to make money, but it […]

Trump’s Attorney General Nominee Likely to Overturn Obama’s Wire Act Interpretation Making Online Gambling Illegal Again

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing evolution of online gambling on a federal level. Prior to the Obama Administration, online gambling was illegal. However, the Obama Administration took a stance on online gambling through an alternate interpretation of the Wire Act, which legalized online gambling. Now that there has been a change of power, […]

Online Gambling Ban efforts Hope to find Success in Congress under the upcoming Trump Administration

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts to reverse the Obama Administration’s stance on online gambling. Federal Law clearly made the activity illegal but the Obama Administration use the courts to provide a very controversial interpretation of the Wire Act. Many efforts have been made to reverse this course, but none have succeeded under […]

Expanded Support from State Attorney Generals for the Restoration of America’s Wire Act: Would Return Online Gambling to an Illegal Activity

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts to restore online gambling regulations after a recent and broad Obama Administration view of the Wire Act allowed for the legalization of online gambling.  The newest efforts in Congress and the Senate has been through the Restoration of America’s Wire Act.  Many have supported such efforts, including […]

Washington DC looks to Reverse Controversial Obama Administration Stance on Online Gambling through the Alternative Wire Act Interpretation

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing legal issues regarding legalized online gambling by way of an alternative Obama Administration view of the Wire Act. Recently, GOP Presidential candidate Marco Rubio, co-sponsored a bill to restore the Wire Act that is gaining momentum. A version of the bill now exists in both the Senate and the […]

GOP Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio Looks to Restore Online Gambling Regulations

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts of the Obama Administration to reinterpret the Wire Act to allow for various forms of online gambling. Critics have pointed out that such sweeping and expansive changes should have been made through the legislature, and not through the Administration. Still yet, many still hold to the belief […]

American Gaming Association No Longer Supports Online Gambling

Casino Watch Focus has been reporting on the ongoing and continual efforts of both states and the federal government to advance gambling expansion through online gambling.  The most common form of online gambling at hand is online poker.  There is still no uniform federal legislation that allows online gambling, poker or other wise and thus […]

Florida Gov. Scott urges Congress to oppose online gambling

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing federal and state battles regarding online gambling.  Each year it seems someone in Congress brings forth new online gambling legislation.  So far, none have been successfully passed, but an Obama Administration ruling on the federal Wire Act has opened the door for all kinds of online gambling […]

As Communities Consider Online Gambling, the FBI Warns of Money Laundering, Cheating & Fraud

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the various attempts at legalizing online gambling, both on a state by state level and at the federal level. As debates continue in these various arenas, the FBI wants to be sure the criminal implications are understood by those who consider either gambling online themselves or simply allow its […]

Rep. Peter King Introduces Online Gambling Bill; Sen. Harry Reid Objects

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the many attempts to pass federal online gambling legislation.  Most attempts have centered around online poker and Sen. Harry Reid has led the way.  Casino Watch Focus reported that this year’s attempt would not come from Sen. Harry Reid, but rather Rep. Peter King.  His bill has now been […]

New Federal Online Gambling Bill to be Introduced

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the many ongoing attempts to overturn UIGEA and pass federal legislation to allow federal internet gambling.  Time and time again, these federal attempts have failed and federal online gambling has remained illegal.  States have been working to allow online gambling in their jurisdiction after an Obama Administration ruling opened […]