Congresswoman Titus Denounces DOJ Reversal on Online Gaming

Jan 15, 2019
Press Release

January 15, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District denounced the Department of Justice’s decision to reverse a 2011 Office of Legal Counsel opinion on the Federal Wire Act. The 2011 opinion allowed states to legalize certain types of online gaming. 

“Though the full impact of this reckless DOJ reversal remains to be seen, we can be certain that it will inject uncertainty into a well-regulated market and push consumers back into the black market,” said Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). “Unfortunately, the Trump Administration only supports states’ rights when it is politically convenient. Despite this setback, I will continue to lead the fight in Congress to ensure states like Nevada can decide what is best for them on the question of online gaming.”