Department of Justice

27th January 2020

PokerStars founder Scheinberg surrenders to US authorities

Isai Scheinberg, the founder of online poker giant PokerStars, has travelled to the US to face charges of gambling, bank fraud and money laundering first…

6th December 2019

Murky motivations

There is little evidence that the Department of Justice’s appeal to uphold its reinterpretation of the Wire Act is driven by social responsibility concerns, writes…

12th September 2019

Q&A: Mark Balestra, Segev LLP

iGB North America’s regulation advisor Mark Balestra of Segev LLP discusses the Department of Justice’s challenge against the New Hampshire ruling setting aside its reinterpretation of…

20th August 2019

iGaming opponents expect Wire Act case to reach SCOTUS

One of the leading opponents of the expansion of online gaming in the US said it is “encouraged” by the Department of Justice’s appeal against…

19th June 2019

US Representatives move to defund Wire Act enforcement

An amendment to a federal bill that determines funding granted to the Department of Justice seeks to block the money from being used to enforce…

13th June 2019

DoJ to hold off on Wire Act enforcement until 2020

A memo from the US Deputy Attorney General has informed law enforcement staff working under the Department of Justice (DoJ) that there will be no…

4th June 2019

New Hampshire prevails in Wire Act challenge

A New Hampshire District Court Judge has ruled in favour of the state in its legal challenge against the US Department of Justice’s (DoJ) revised…

9th May 2019

State of the Union: Montana, Wire Act, Colorado and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, covers Montana becoming the first state to pass sports betting legislation in 2019. In…

8th May 2019

The online elephant in the room

Native American tribes considering expansion into sports betting have a few things to weigh up, writes Suzanne Perilloux Leckert. There’s not only profitability and the…