Another Step Toward Loosening Gambling Restrictions

Law360, New York (September 4, 2012, 11:54 AM EDT) -- On Aug. 21, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York held that poker is a game of skill and thus running a poker game or business is not subject to federal prosecution under the federal Illegal Gambling Business Act ("IGBA"). Following on the heels of the U.S. Justice Department's Sept. 20, 2011 ruling that the Wire Act (which prohibits using wire-line communications to place or receive bets) only applied to sports betting, this ruling may be another step toward legalizing online...
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