Washington, DC—Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) released a statement today in support of the Department of Justice's reversal of the 2011 OLC Wire Act opinion:

“Internet gambling carries significant law enforcement implications, as the pervasive nature and anonymity of the internet makes it ripe for exploitation by criminal enterprises. The decision to reverse the Department of Justice’s 2011 OLC opinion on the Wire Act will give Congress the opportunity to work with the Department of Justice to establish a clear federal policy that keeps kids and other vulnerable populations safe from unlawful forms of online gambling.”