Expert: Justice Department reversal on online gambling ‘correct decision’

In reversing an Obama-era decision that effectively allowed internet gambling, the Department of Justice has revitalized the Interstate Wire Act of 1961, an anti-gambling statute championed by then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy to fight organized crime, said John W. Kindt, a professor emeritus of business administration at the University of Illinois and a leading national gambling critic. Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

JAN 17, 2019 12:00 PM
PHIL CICIORA

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Expert: Justice Department reversal on online gambling 'correct decision'
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Expert: Justice Department reversal on online gambling 'correct decision'
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In reversing an Obama-era decision that effectively allowed internet gambling, the Department of Justice has revitalized the Interstate Wire Act of 1961, an anti-gambling statute championed by then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy to fight organized crime, said a University of Illinois expert who is a leading national gambling critic.