From the Department of "If You Can't Beat 'Em …"

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Joshua D. Wright, From the Department of "If You Can't Beat 'Em …", Truth on the Market (April 28, 2006),

The WSJ is reporting that the American Gaming Association is relaxing its opposition to online gambling in the wake of several bills proposing to ban Internet gambling.  The DOJ’s position has been that online gambling, and not just sports gambling, violates the Wire Act though at least one federal district court has disagreed.  The AGA now “strongly supports”  (it describes its position as “modified”) a Congressional commission to analyze whether regulation of Internet gambling in the United States is a better option than “leaving bettors to fend for themselves on illegal, unregulated offshore sites.”