Wire act opinion overturned

States that have legalized online poker have reason to celebrate this week after the new opinion on the Wire Act was overturned. The Wire Act, a 1961 aw makes the transmission of bets across state line illegal, has been the subject of controversy … [Read more...]

New Jersey AG sues DOJ on Wire Act opinion reversal

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has been taking its sweet time responding to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and he’s tired of waiting. So Grewal is suing the DOJ to get the information … [Read more...]

Online World Series of Poker events not closed to New Jersey yet

At least some of the online events held at this year’s World Series of Poker will still be open to poker players in New Jersey. According to representatives from the WSOP, all Online World Series of Poker events scheduled before June 14 will … [Read more...]

Wire Act lawsuit arguments begin, DOJ tries to dismiss case

Wire Act lawsuit arguments began Thursday with the future of online gambling hanging in the balance. DOJ and lawyers for the plaintiffs made arguments before US District Court in Concord, New Hampshire. Judge Paul Barbadoro is presiding. The … [Read more...]

Wire Act hearing set for April 11

The next chapter of the Wire Act saga - and with it the future of US poker sites online - begins on April 11 with a Wire Act hearing. Arguments begin in the lawsuit as many states protest the Department of Justice (DOJ) and their new opinion on … [Read more...]

New Jersey joins New Hampshire in Wire Act fight

The state of New Jersey has joined New Hampshire in the legal fight with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and their new opinion of the Wire Act. If somehow you missed it, the Department of Justice threw the entire American online gambling industry … [Read more...]

DOJ extending Wire Act deadline?

When the DOJ changed its opinion on the Wire Act earlier this year, they set a 30-day time period during which no prosecutions under the new opinion would be launched. According to reports, that deadline will be extended sometime this week. For … [Read more...]