Casino in Every Smartphone: Law Enforcement Implications, Hearing Before the Full Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, December 9, 2015   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is a testimony compilation of the December 9, 2015 hearing "A Casino in Every Smartphone: Law Enforcement Implications," held before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the testimony of FBI Assistant Director Joseph S. Campbell: "The Department of Justice takes seriously the issue of illegal gambling, including illegal online gambling, and has carefully used its limited resources to focus its investigation and prosecutions of Internet gambling on those groups engaged in egregious criminal conduct. This includes conduct tied to organized crime, including the La Cosa Nostra, conduct that is part of a larger criminal scheme, and/or conduct that includes locating at least part of the gambling/collection operation within the United States. The Department of Justice continues to successfully investigate and prosecute illegal Internet gambling. […] In its law enforcement efforts, the Department of Justice is mindful of technological advances and the ever-changing online landscape, and there are several ways in which online gambling can give rise to potential criminal activity. We suspect online casinos, like physical casinos, are potentially susceptible to criminal schemes and money laundering schemes because of the possibility of criminal actors hiding their identity. Online gambling could provide criminal actors with the potential to be anonymous to an even greater extent than in physical casinos. Using online tools, like TOR [the onion router] networks and Virtual Private Networks, criminal actors could conceal their identity, location, and true gambling activity." Statements, letters, and other materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Mark Lipparelli, Joseph S. Campbell, Alan M. Wilson, and Donald W. Kleine.

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