Online Poker Report

January 21, 2019: DOJ Drops A Bombshell

Matthew Whitaker Wire Act

A couple weeks later, the DOJ makes it official.

The Department publishes its new opinion on the Wire Act, broadening its scope to apply to all forms of interstate online gambling.  The opinion was penned during Jeff Sessions’ tenure as Attorney General, but it is released under the watch of acting AG Matthew Whitaker.

Despite a tacit denial from Whitaker, reporting from the Wall Street Journal and The Intercept links Adelson to the new opinion.

Steve Ruddock
- Steve covers nearly every angle of online poker in his job as a full-time freelance poker writer. His primary focus for OPR is the developing legal and legislative picture for regulated US online poker and gambling.
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