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US Department of Justice Files Notice of Appeal for Wire Act

On Friday, August 16, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) officially filed a Notice of Appeal in the civil case that it recently lost to the New Hampshire Lottery Commission (NHLC) over the reinterpretation of the 1961 Wire act opinion. The Notice of Appeal was filed by the DOJ, led by Attorney General William […]

Congress Reportedly Planning to Defund DOJ Wire Act Opinion

Just a little over two weeks after a federal court ruled against its recent reinterpretation of the 1961 Wire Act, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has suffered yet another potential blow. This is because Congress has taken a keen interest in fighting against the recently-published Wire Act opinion that was set to effectively […]

Federal Court Delivers Decision on the 1961 Wire Act Case

Last Monday, the state of New Hampshire won the legal challenge against the US Department of Justice’s revises opinion of the 1961 Wire Act. Paul Barbadoro, the federal judge who presided over the case, ruled that the Wire Act applies only to sports betting and not all forms of online gambling as stipulated by the […]

Anti-Internet Gambling Group Wades into Wire Act Case with Faulty Argument

The new reinterpretation of the 1961 Wire Act that was delivered by the United States Department of Justice at the beginning of the year has caused quite stir in states with online gaming industries and those that have been considering the interactive gaming laws. Now, as the legal battle between the State of New Hampshire […]

US DOJ Files Motion to Dismiss Wire Act Lawsuit

The United States Department of Justice has recently filed a motion to dismiss that was filed by the New Hampshire Lottery Commission (NHLC) over the reinterpretation of the 1961 Wire Act opinion in January 2019. Rumors of the move by the Wire Act to reverse the Wire Act opinion officially came in November last year […]

Pa.’s Plans to Join Fight Against DOJ Opinion Hits Bump

This year, the Department of Justice, under the Trump Administration, decide to review the Wire Act of 1961 and this resulted in a change of opinion that made all forms of online gambling subject to the law. As expected, gaming operators and states with or planning to have online gaming industries were quick to express […]

Wire Act Decision Delayed Until June 14, 2019

The Wire Act has been threatening the sports betting, online poker and iGaming industries in the United States. With the legislation expected to arrive on April 15. However, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has caved, deciding to delay the implementation of the law by 60 days. As a result, the new decision will hit on […]

DOJ Decision Can Be Fought in PA

With the Department of Justice (DoJ) openly pushing for the restriction of online gambling in the United States, Pennsylvania is in the process of re-examining its own forecasts for the iGaming industry in the state, slated to arrive in the third quarter of 2019. On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) announced that the […]

Pa. Gambling Licensees Asked to Comply with New DOJ Opinion

On Monday, January 14, the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel issued a new legal opinion on the Wire Act of 1961. This new opinion stated that the Wire Act applied not only to sports betting but also all other forms of interstate online gambling – this effectively reversed a 2011 Office […]