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March 12, 2005

Justice Dept. to Stenehjem: Internet poker bill illegal

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"The U.S. Justice Department has told Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem it believes a proposal to license Internet poker sites violates federal law. The legislation's sponsor, Fargo Rep. Jim Kasper, called the agency's opinion a "hollow threat."

The letter, signed by Laura Parsky, a deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's criminal division, does not specifically address North Dakota's proposed law, but repeats the agency's belief that federal law "prohibits gambling over the Internet, including casino-style gambling.""

Posted by fatbill at March 12, 2005 02:54 PM


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