Online GamblingOnline gambling was proposed years ago when the states realized the potential of more revenue without having to raise taxes. It seemed like the logical step for gambling and the lottery because the Internet is (and was even back then) the largest and fastest growing marketplace. With states in dire need of more money, the proposal seemed to be their answer however the United States Justice Department ruled against the proposal.

Years later the Justice Department has finally reversed their decision. Apparently their legal opinion was issued in September but it wasn’t made public until the 23rd of December. This was in response to several requests by the states of New York and Illinois to clarify an act from 1961 called the Wire Act.

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