US gaming regulators call on DoJ to act on offshore gambling
A group of seven US gaming regulators have written to the Department of Justice to call for action on unlicensed offshore gambling, highlighting the risks it poses to consumers
Seven US states have requested that the Department of Justice (DoJ) tackle the spread of unlicensed offshore gambling sites which pose "significant threats".
The regulators claim that illegal gambling presents several risks including the lack of responsible gaming programmes, age verification requirements and the threat of money laundering.
They also emphasise that offshore operators are not required to comply with state regulations nor do they pay state taxes.
The coalition, which includes representatives from Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, Louisiana, Nevada and Colorado, has written a letter to attorney general Merrick B. Garland, calling for federal action.