By 2017, online gaming opponents have fully shifted away from legislative efforts like RAWA. The new strategy? Overturning the 2011 OLC opinion.
As he did during Loretta Lynch’s 2015 confirmation hearing, Sen. Lindsey Graham peppers Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions about online gambling during his confirmation hearing. Sessions says he is “shocked” by the 2011 opinion and tepidly indicates he will review the matter.
That, coupled with his ardent opposition to gambling of any kind, causes concern within the industry and among some advocacy groups.