Online Gambling is Hot and the DOJ Holds the Cards
Legal Sports Report recently captured the activity surrounding online gambling and it’s clearly heating up. Earlier this month, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a controversial opinion that the Wire Act of 1961 prohibits all online wagering and not just online sports betting. While this represents a departure from DOJ’s prior position and judicial precedent, the battle lines over online gambling are clearly being drawn at the federal and state levels. To see how the eSports industry reacts to the latest opinion will be a sport in itself.