Wire Act Lawsuit Delayed

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This week the United States Court of Appeals for the First Court granted the US Department of Justice a delay for the lawsuit related to the Wire Act of 1961, which would ban online gambling if the DOJ gets its way.

The interpretation of the Wire Act of 1961 keeps changing, with former Obama appointee Eric Holder ruling that the law doesn't apply to internet gambling, whereas Trump's attorney general says that the law does apply. This most recent re-interpretation came in January after various states had implemented online betting laws, and would be negatively impacted by this new interpretation.

That potential loss in revenue caused the New Hampshire Lottery Commission to file a lawsuit, and they ultimately prevailed in federal court. The DOJ appealed the decision, and was supposed to have their paperwork into the court by November 12th. It appears that they weren't ready to rumble though, so they submitted a request to delay the next court date.

That was accepted, and the new court deadline for paperwork must be submitted by December 20th.

We're following this case and will update readers as the case advances.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.
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14 November 2019 - 6:39pm
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This is so stupid. Can't you see that it's just better to let these states decide for themselves and generate tax revenue?

Let them be.

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20 November 2019 - 2:21pm
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barbadosslim93 wrote:

This is so stupid. Can't you see that it's just better to let these states decide for themselves and generate tax revenue?

Let them be.

Yeah I think you're right slim...especially when it's about Michigan...I suppose😉