Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is working on a sports betting bill to protect amateur athletes from being exploited by gamblers.
“It’s hard to imagine the [DOJ] devoting resources to aggressively addressing a problem that arguably doesn’t exist," said one lawyer at G2E.
An alleged illegal bookie near Cleveland tried to wash the money through buy-ins at casino table games, the federal government said.
A pair of gamblers in Hawaii were fined about $3,000 collectively for betting with an alleged illegal bookie, according to a media report.
Last week in federal court, a Texas family pleaded guilty to running "one of the largest" illegal sports gambling operations in the country.
With the New Hampshire Lottery potentially threatened, the state struck back against the DOJ's Wire Act opinion, suing new AG William Barr.
"I think comparing it to UIGEA is a massive overreaction," says Joe Brennan Jr. of the Department of Justice's newly issued Wire Act opinion.
As the gambling industry struggles to interpret the DOJ's new Wire Act opinion, questions emerge about the attorney general's involvement.