ROUND-UP: New Hampshire’s Victory Over the DOJ’s Reinterpretation of the Wire Act

Last summer the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal prohibition of sports betting. This summer, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire smacked down the Department of Justice’s attempt to expand the Wire Act to all forms of online gaming — lotteries, poker, casinos — not just sports betting.

Although appeals may follow, for now gaming advocates can breathe a sigh of relief from expanded prosecution under the Wire Act after U.S. District Court Judge Paul Barbadoro clearly ruled that the Wire Act “is limited to sports gambling” in response to the New Hampshire State Lottery’s lawsuit against the DOJ. (Original Complaint here).

Following the decision, Steve was busy giving quotes to the media about the decision and its ramifications. You can read up on Steve’s thoughts and what other titans of gaming law had to say at the links below:

June 5, 2019 – Casino.org – “Gaming Lawyers Praise New Hampshire Court Ruling on Wire Act But Identify Decision’s Limitations”

June 4, 2019 – Legal Sports Report – “Why The New Wire Act Decision Might Not Be A Win For Sports Betting”

If you ever need to reach Steve for an interview, please contact steve@thelegalblitz.com.

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