Public Study: HB 4926 Drains School Funding

Nonpartisan analysis finds Internet gambling cheats Michigan schools out of critical funding It is abundantly clear why House Bill 4926 needed to be reported in committee at the last minute on the last day of the legislative session without any testimony: the Lawful Internet Gaming Act would be a devastating blow to Michigan schools and […]

Internet gambling opponents are zeroing in on the industry’s ads to try and shut it down

Online-gambling opponents say they’ve spotted ads promoting online betting on children’s game sites and alongside articles about gambling addiction. They’re trying to use this to convince Congress and the Justice Department to reverse a 2011 decision that opened the door for states to permit internet gambling. A source close to the legislative fight shared screenshots […]

Another Congressional Letter Urges Online Gambling Ban

Four Republican congressmen are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to discard its controversial 2011 memo which has led to the legalization of internet gambling in four states. Addressed to deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, the December 19 letter said the Justice Department memo should be rejected “in order to give Congress the opportunity to […]

ive UK online casinos may lose licence over money-laundering fears

Regulator warns betting firms’ licences could be revoked if they fail to stop criminal activity and problem gambling Five online casino companies could lose their licence to operate, after industry regulator the Gambling Commission warned they were not doing enough to stop criminals using their websites to launder money. The commission has written to 17 […]

Senators press for deputy AG to review online gambling opinion

Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) are pushing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to take action and reverse a 2011 Department of Justice opinion that changed the agency’s long-held understanding that online gambling is prohibited under federal law. In a letter to Rosenstein last week, Graham and Feinstein noted that the department had […]