This year has been proved to be the toughest year for online gambling market of United States. In the month of April of this year, after the wind-up of leading online poker websites, the traffic of online gambling has gone down and most of the online gambling companies had compelled to close down. However, during this tough gambling market situation, Department of Justice (DoJ) has given a new ray of hope for next year.
DoJ has declared that right from now, Wire Act will be applicable for only sports betting companies and not to online casino or poker. This change in opinion has led to the re-evaluation of Wire Act implied on Illinois and New York by Legal Counsel Officer, functioning under DoJ. On 20th of September, in a legal opinion written by AAG (Assistant Attorney General), DoJ had mentioned that lottery plans of New York and Illinois had nothing to do sports betting. In addition, DoJ had announced that individual states, who were not involved in sports betting, could conduct online gambling operations.