USA Online Casinos Have 90 Days to Adjust to New Rules

The Division of Justice will wait 90 days to implement a legal opinion that will impact online gambling.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Tuesday issued a memo saying the delay will permit companies to adjust their operations.

The legal opinion that became public Monday says a federal law that prohibits interstate wagering applies to any type of gambling that crosses state lines, not just sports betting.

It’s a reversal for the department, which in 2011 determined that on-line gambling inside states that doesn’t involve sporting events wouldn’t violate the federal Wire Act.

Legal specialists stated casino operators and on-line lotteries will most likely take the problem to court.

Becky Harris is the chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The gambling regulator says the agency is carefully reviewing the opinion.

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