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DoJ Names Billy Joe Taylor as Defendant in $88M Medicare Fraud Scheme

Up-and-coming poker personality Billy Joe Taylor was indicted on fraud charges alleging that he defrauded Medicare of $88 million The alleged fraud happened through Taylor’s testing laboratories which DOJ suspects abused COVID-19 relief funds and other government incentives Investigators have brought a total of 14 defendants on charges of defrauding Medicare, but Taylor’s alleged involvement […]

PokerStars Poker Room May Finally Be Headed to Pennsylvania

On June 12, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board held a hearing that ended with the announcement of a number of positive developments for the state’s gambling industry. Some of the most notable highlights of the eventful hearing included the announcement that SugarHouse Casino would be rebranding as Rivers Philadelphia. Also, the gambling regulator also approved […]

US DOJ Claims Wire Act Does Not Affect Lotteries

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has recently claimed that its new interpretation of the 1961 Wire Act does not address the legality of interstate and online lotteries. This move by the department is seemingly meant to salvage a losing hand but the development could likely mean an end to the federal court case […]

DOJ Not Likely to Reverse Wire Act Opinion

In mid-February, the New Hampshire state lottery filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Justice new interpretation of the 1961 Wire Act. The complaint was filed to a US District Court for New Hampshire with the Department of Justice and William Barr, the newly appointed Attorney General, as the defendants. According to their […]

NetEnt Gets Green Light to Supply iGaming Content in Pa.

NetEnt has been hard at work preparing for its debut in the Pennsylvania online gambling market and its efforts have been paying off quite decently of late. Recently, the renowned online gaming solution provider received a conditional license from Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) which means that once online gaming goes live in the state, […]

Pa. To Take Different Approach in Battle Against DOJ Opinion

At the beginning of the year, the United States Department of Justice announced the reinterpretation of the 1961 Wire Act, a move that has been met with varying degrees and opposition across a number of states. The controversial reinterpretation means that the law no longer applies to sports betting but to all forms of online […]

New Wire Act Opinion Forces Pa. To Fence-In Online Gambling

Late last week, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board responded to the change of opinion on the 1961 Wire Act by the United States’ Department of Justice – the new opinion stated that the law applied not only to sports betting but also all other forms of online gambling. This reversal of the same law back […]

DOJ Opinion on Gambling to Affect Pa. Online Gaming, Or Not

The long-awaited Department of Justice opinion on the Wire Act that was expected to arrive in December 2018 arrived on Monday when it issued the body issued a new legal interpretation of the 1961 Wire Act in a politically-motivated effort that seeks to delay efforts by various states to legalize online gambling. The memo, allegedly, […]