No Tears Shed In Gaming Industry As Assistant U.S. Attorney General Leaves

The assistant attorney general who set various deadlines for gambling businesses to comply with the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) new opinion on the Wire Act will leave the agency on Saturday.

It is a safe bet Rod Rosenstein, 54, will not be missed by gaming executives who grumbled about his changing deadlines and his unsuccessful attempt to nullify a lawsuit against the DOJ by the New Hampshire Lottery Commission.

“I haven’t given any thought about him; nor do I care. DOJ is a bigger animal,” said a leading gaming executive who requested anonymity.

Rosenstein is expected to be succeeded by Jeffrey Rosen, a former counsel for the White House Office of Management and Budget under President George W. Bush.

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