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3. 2012 Christmas Gift

On December 23, 2011, the DOJ did one of the greatest flip flops in igaming history by deciding that the aforementioned Wire Act only applied to sports betting.

This turnaround opened the door for legal online poker to return to the United State (providing state governments approved). Poker players can thank the Poker Players Alliance for keeping the heat on this issue and fighting hard to prove that poker is a game of skill, not chance.

The move was something of a bittersweet gesture for the many folks who lost their shirts on Black Friday.

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