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New Jersey Has ‘Great Concerns’ As Feds Prepare New Legal Opinion On iGaming by Brian Pempus

The Department of Justice will revisit a 1961 law on Friday, a move that could provide complications for the nascent regulated online gaming industry.

A reliable source on Capitol Hill told US Bets on Wednesday that the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) on Friday will issue a new opinion on the Wire Act. The language of the opinion is unknown, so it’s too early to ascertain the implications for state-sanctioned regulated online gaming, including online poker liquidity sharing between New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware.

Pennsylvania has legalized online casino gaming, but has yet to launch. Michigan seriously considered online gaming legislation in 2018, and it will do so again next year (pending there isn’t an eleventh hour passage this session). Many other states have looked at internet wagering in the past.


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