Internet gaming law; Wire Act; betting; pay-for-play; police power; advertising; organized crime


Gaming and Casino Operations Management | Gaming Law

Document Type

Original Research Article


This article brings to gaming researchers, with or without a legal education, a roundup of major issues and problems in the unsettled field of Internet gaming. By citing laws, cases, articles and treatises this annotated essay leads the reader through the maze of confusion and contradiction that now clutters the legal scene. Topics touched on include: elements of gambling, Federal, state and local gambling regulation, organized crime implications, extraterritorial jurisdiction, police power and advertising. Conclusions are addressed to businesses considering the risks of operating Internet gambling web sites.