DOJ Bruce Ohr Testimony on Internet Gambling Prohibition Act

U.S. Representative Goodlatte introduced H.R. 4777, the “Internet Gambling Prohibition Act.”  The following testimony was presented by Bruce Ohr on behalf of the Department of Justice explaining to a House Subcommittee the position of the Department on the legislation. STATEMENT OF TESTIMONY OF BRUCE G. OHR CHIEF ORGANIZED CRIME AND RACKETEERING SECTION CRIMINAL DIVISION UNITED …

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History of Online Gambling Arrests & Criminal Charges

Newest Charges Online sportsbook BetonSports.com and its chief executive officer David Carruthers were recently indicted. Here is a PDF version of the Indictment.  They are charged with violations of the Wire Wager Act, the Travel Act, the Illegal Gambling Business Act, the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), tax evasion and money laundering. The indictments and arrest of Carruthers on July …

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Lawsuit Seeks to Recover Fantasy Sports Gambling Losses

June 20th, 2006 a Colorado man filed a Complaint in a lawsuit against ESPN, Sporting News and CBS Sportsline seeking to recover money lost by players in the pay-to-play fantasy sports leagues sponsored and operated by them.  These defendants filed motions to dismiss with supporting memoranda of law and he filed a Reply Brief disputing …

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Is Playing Online Poker in California Legal?

[NOTE: This article was written before a change in California law that now permits the so-called ‘no flop, no drop’ rule.  See material in [RED] in text of article below.  Therefore, the conclusion that playing online is technically illegal in California is no longer correct.] Professor I. Nelson Rose [1] wrote a short article entitled …

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State Laws on Ability to Recover Gambling Losses

The basic starting point for the research leading to the information in the table below is drawn from 162 American Law Reports 1224, which contains the annotation: Gambler’s right to recover money lost by him as including money belonging to others. The annotation is very much out of date, having been written over 50 years ago.  …

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