More than five months after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed to review a 2011 opinion which cleared the way for legalized internet gambling in the United States, nothing seems to have happened and gaming lobbyists are beginning to wonder if Sessions will take any action at all.
The primary reason for the delay is vacancies in the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) at the U.S. Department of Justice, according to a source who supports an online wagering ban and requested anonymity.
“I think he’s going to take a good hard look at it,” the source said of Sessions.
“The reality is that they’re not staffed up, and so it’s like a lot of agencies in Washington,” the source said. “You know, nobody has any staff to get a lot of this stuff done.”