NEW US DoJ STATEMENT SAYS WIRE ACT STILL APPLIES TO ONLINE GAMBLING

Calvin Ayre on 15th January reported that the DoJ has reversed its previous opinion that the Wire Act applied only to sports betting, setting up a showdown with the states that have launched intrastate online gambling markets.  In 2011, it had interpreted the 1961 Wire Act as only applying to online sports betting and this paved the way for multiple US states to launch intrastate online lottery, casino and poker operations within their borders.

https://calvinayre.com/2019/01/15/business/us-doj-wire-act-applies-all-online-gambling/

https://www.intergameonline.com/igaming/news/new-legal-opinion-could-spell-danger-for-igaming-in-us

http://www.igamingbusiness.com/news/us-doj-rules-wire-act-applies-all-forms-gambling

 

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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