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Department of Justice appeals Decision in The Wire Act Case. Online Poker Report reaches out to Jeff Ifrah for Comments

US Online Gambling Still Under Threat: DOJ Is Appealing Its Loss In The Wire Act Case

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The online gambling lobbying group iDEA Growth issued a statement after the notice:

“The Department’s action, while hardly unexpected, is certainly unwarranted,” said Jeff Ifrah, founder of iDEA Growth. “DOJ generally files appeals of adverse district court decisions as a matter of course.

“We hope that, rather than engaging in a protracted, expensive and ultimately unsuccessful legal fight, the Department will take this opportunity to negotiate a settlement which will focus the Wire Act and DOJ’s enforcement resources on the right targets – the unlicensed illegal offshore Internet gambling operators who do not create jobs or tax revenue in the U.S. and do not appropriately protect consumers.”

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