Government Reverses Itself on Online Gambling

Friday, January 06, 2012


After years of holding that the 1961 Federal Wire Act made online gambling that crossed state lines illegal, the Department of Justice reversed itself on December 24th, 2011, giving the states a huge gift. Bob speaks with gambling expert I. Nelson Rose, who says that cash-strapped states are now likely to loosen rules on online gambling, and that will mean big money and new jobs. 

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Comments [2]

Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

The discussion of this issue on local television has gotten politicias talking but was rewarded to see Dr. Marvin Steinberg, a local activist and counselor on compulsive gambling. I had met him when he arranged to extensively fill-in as host of my WYBC telephone talk-show while I attended to family matters in Idaho. We need more people like him and less venues to lose our money like these.

Meanwhile, I never imagined my championing the Mashantucket Pequots' high stakes bingo parlor, through The CT Elder newspaper would lead to Foxwoods Casino, Mohegan Sun. I just thought that it was time for them to get some value out of being on a Federal Reservation, such as exemption from.State "gaming" laws. Plus, I knew my readers wanted bingo. They sure do here at Bella Vista.

Jan. 11 2012 03:16 PM
Robert from New York City

Thank you, Bob, for reminding all that in fact there is GAMBLING going on here (even if we are not shocked, shocked). It has been clear for a long time that anyone calls it "gaming" either is a shill for the gambling industry or a politician who is bought and paid for.

Jan. 07 2012 08:23 AM

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