A partisan attack on the DOJ’s opinion regarding the Wire Act, Caesars reaches deals with senior creditors, and legal US sports betting suffers another set-back.
A right-wing political group, whose founder has ties to Sheldon Adelson, has been quietly mounting a challenge to the US Department of Justice’s most recent opinion on the Wire Act which states that the law only applies to sports betting.
Judicial Watch requested “any and all records concerning, regarding, or related to the December 23, 2011 ruling to legalize non-sports betting over the internet, including but not limited to any records on the legal basis for the ruling under the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006.”
The political advocacy group sued the DOJ when it did not respond to what it likely considered a frivolous request.
Phil Nagy, the CEO of the Winning Poker Network (WPN), took a shot at regulated online poker calling it overrated. Nagy pointed to “heavy taxation and segregated player pools” as keys to the lack of success online poker has achieved in regulated markets around the world.