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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nevada Poker Bill Looks to Allow Other State’s Residents to Gamble on Their Online Gambling Sites

Casino Watch Focus reported that an Obama Administration ruling allowed for each state to introduce online gambling if gambling was legal in that state.  Much discussion has taken place as to whether the same ruling actually applies between states. The current legislation making Federal online gambling illegal is the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).  […]

Video Game Company First to Enter US Online Gambling Market

Casino Watch Focus has been reporting on the ongoing saga of expanded online gambling in the US.  A ruling by the Obama Administration has opened the door for some states to engage in online gambling.  Legal questions still loom as to how far online gambling’s jurisdiction lies, and Congress is still debating proposals to allow […]

Apple to allow real money online gambling on their iPhones and iPads

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the expansion of gambling worries through online social media. The first big avenue has been to take advantage of the widespread popularity of the social network giant Facebook. Social gaming company Zynga was one of the first companies to start approaching social media sources to expand their Poker games […]

Obama Administration Ruling Allows Online Gambling

Casino Watch Focus reported that several states have been attempting to legalize online gambling in their own jurisdiction.  Even though many states were attempting to legalize such intrastate gambling, it was generally understood that a long legal battle would develop.  The current online gambling landscape is largely governed by the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act […]

Facebook to Test Real-Money Online Gambling in UK; the Lure of Children Amongst Real-Fears

Casino Watch Focus originally reported that Facebook banned online advertisements in the United States and other jurisdictions where online gambling is illegal.  Where as it might appear Facebook was taking a hard line stance against gambling, new reports may prove otherwise.  Currently, Facebook uses a virtual money system for several of their games/apps.  A user […]