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US – DoJ to file appeal against New Hampshire Wire Act ruling

The Department of Justice has filed its intention to appeal the New Hampshire District, June Federal Court ruling stating that the Wire Act only applies to sports betting, by taking its case to the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Paul Barbadoro of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire ruled…

US – New Hampshire judge makes ruling on Wire Act interpretation

A New Hampshire federal judge has ruled in a 63-page document that the Wire Act should only be applied to sports betting, kicking into touch the 2018 DoJ opinion that claimed the 1961 federal gambling law should cover all interstate online gambling. US District Court Judge Paul Barbadoro said: “I hereby declare that [the Wire…

US – New Jersey files lawsuit against DoJ for silence on Adelson link

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Justice (DOJ), alleging that it has violated the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by failing to provide answers in response to New Jersey’s demand for any documents linking DOJ’s recent crackdown on state-sanctioned online gaming to the lobbying efforts of…

US – Fifteen states unite against Wire Act interpretation

A group of 15 states led by New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Michigan have said they will take legal action over the Department of Justice’s new interpretation of the Wire Act. The new opinion would jeopardise the survival of a dozen online lotteries throughout the US, as well as online gaming in New Jersey,…

US – New Jersey will take DoJ to court over new Wire Act opinion

New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney has criticised the US Department of Justice’s new interpretation of the Wire Act stating that if the DOJ doesn’t reverse course, New Jersey will take the matter to court. “If the OLC 2019 Wire Act Opinion is not rescinded, I have authorised former Senator Raymond Lesniak to file suit…

US – MGM boss slams DoJ Wire Act opinion as ‘perplexing,’ ‘unenforceable’ and ‘poorly written’

MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren slammed the US Department of Justice’s revised opinion on the Federal Wire Act as ‘perplexing,’ ‘unenforceable’ and ‘poorly written’ during the operator’s fourth quarter earnings conference call. Mr. Murren said: “It is an understatement to say this latest missive from the DOJ is perplexing. It’s just, we…

US – New Jersey to fight ‘outrageous’ DoJ opinion on Wire Act

Former New Jersey Senator Raymond Lesniak, the man who led the state’s move to allow sports betting, will prepare a response for New Jersey regarding the US Department of Justice’s new opinion on how the Wire Act should be interpreted. The new opinion suggests that the Wire Act prohibits wire transmissions of any interstate betting….

US – DOJ confirms arrest of Russian slot gang

The Department of Justice has confirmed that 33 members of a Russian crime syndicate have been arrested on a variety of charges including ‘efforts to defraud casinos in Atlantic City and Philadelphia by using electronic devices and computer servers to predict and exploit the behaviour of electronic slot machines.’ Known as Shulaya Enterprise, the gang…