Several months ago, the Michigan Gaming Control Board, along with authorities from Nevada, Colorado, New Jersey and four other states wrote to the DOJ. In the letter, they pressured the US Department of Justice to offer assistance in combating the growing menace of unlicensed offshore gambling in the nation. The letter which was forwarded to the Attorney General’s office would not get a response until the final week in August.
And unlike the coalition of states would have wanted, the response only gave vague assurances without specifics of new action. Below is a rundown of how the DOJ is approaching the fight against illegal offshore gambling.