The opinion said that the Act did not prohibit the states from accepting online lotto purchases from residents within the state.
According to the Times, In a separate request in July, Senators Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, and Jon Kyl, Republican of Arizona, asked the Justice Department to clarify its position on Internet gambling, seeking either to affirm that federal law prohibits gambling over the Internet or to make sure that Congress has a role in drafting any expansion of online betting.
According to the Times, “”The new policy merely reverses the Justice Department’s longstanding position that all forms of online gambling are illegal in the United States.”
“It does not necessarily pave the way for national rules governing online gambling.”
We have maintained over the years, that as states seek more sources of revenue to pay the bills it seems to be inevitable that the US will soften its rules prohibiting online gambling to join most the rest of the world.