• The American Gaming Association says illegal operators are a "serious threat."
  • The industry trade group is asking Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Department of Justice to enforce existing laws.
  • FanDuel's CEO says unregulated, offshore sites have an unfair advantage because they don't pay state and local taxes and don't invest in compliance or lobbying for the expansion of sports gambling in the U.S.

American casinos, gaming companies and lawmakers are calling on federal prosecutors to crack down on illegal offshore gambling sites that they say are evading consumer protection regulations. 

The push comes as sports gambling has quickly expanded in the U.S. in recent years, with more than 30 states and Washington, D.C., allowing it.