U.S. Department of Justice Cashes In On Internet Gambling

This story was published more than 11 years ago.

2012 was a profitable year for the U.S. Department of Justice, as the federal government's legal arm generated $3 billion in revenue by way of seizures and forfeitures related to internet gambling.

Among the biggest takes for the Justice Department was the $731 million settlement it orchestrated with PokerStars, which resulted in the poker giant absorbing Full Tilt Poker. PokerStars has paid a large cash sum to the DoJ while also pledging to pay all U.S. Full Tilt players in the near future.

The New York office for the DoJ generated the most money, but the country's 93 offices all shared the $3 billion in online gambling related revenue.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.