26 Dec '11, 1pm

US Justice Dept Now Said “Not To Oppose Online Gambling Other Than On Sports”

According to a story in the New York Times , citing a memorandum from the US Justice Department issued in September but first made public on Friday, the US in a reversal of a long standing position against online gambling, may not oppose it when it comes to anything other than betting on sports. The memo was in response to requests by New York and Illinois to clarify whether the Wire Act of 1961, which prohibits wagering over telecommunications systems that cross state or national borders, prevented those states from using the Internet to sell lottery tickets to adults within their own borders. The opinion said that the Act did not prohibit the states from accepting online lotto purchases from residents within the state. According to the Times, In a separate request in July, Senators Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, and Jon Kyl, Republican of Arizona, asked the Justice Depa...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2011/12/26/us-justice-dept-now-...

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