New Jersey asks U.S. Justice Department to confirm that online gambling is legal under federal law

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email
New Jersey

New Jersey has asked the United States Justice Department to confirm that online gambling is legal under federal law, an issue that officials thought was settled until the Trump agency reversed course.

The Supreme Court ruled in 2011 during Barack Obama’s presidency that the federal Wire Act did not prohibit internet gambling. After that, New Jersey was one of three states to legalize it. When the coronavirus shut down New Jersey’s casinos last year, online gambling and sports betting helped the state.

However, under Trump’s administration, the department reversed its position. It then determined in January 2019 that the federal Wire Act did, in fact, prohibit such wagering.

New Jersey and 26 other states have asked U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to reverse the Trump administration’s decision and return the agency to its original interpretation of the Wire Act. President Joe Biden nominated Garland. He became vice president when the Supreme Court issued its first opinion more than a decade ago.

 

Categories:

Tags:

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email
Nassima Azmzm

Nassima Azmzm

Leave a Comment

0 responses on "New Jersey asks U.S. Justice Department to confirm that online gambling is legal under federal law"

Leave a Message



Qasiknow.com is born out of the necessity of sharing information and knowledge with everyone in the gaming industry who is interested in learning, growing, discovering different points of view and ways of doing things.

Upcoming Events

top
Copyright ©️ Qasiknow.com | All rights reserved.
X