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

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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