Gaming Lawyers Praise New Hampshire Court Ruling on Wire Act but Identify Decision’s Limitations
Lotteries and online casino operators are far less likely to face prosecution after a New Hampshire federal judge this week rejected an expanded Department of Justice (DOJ) interpretation of the Wire Act. But gaming attorneys caution there remain numerous unanswered questions.
That means there could be more investment in online gaming operations, according to Stephen Schrier, a Philadelphia attorney, who co-chairs Blank Rome’s gaming practice and is chair of the firm’s sports practice group.
“The court’s decision is helpful to online casino gaming and poker because the Wire Act has been eliminated as a possible basis for finding their intra-state operations to be violative of federal law,” he told Casino.org. “Many states and operators were awaiting word on this case before proceeding further.”
"Gaming Lawyers Praise New Hampshire Court Ruling on Wire Act but Identify Decision’s Limitations," by Ed Silverstein was published in Casino.org on June 5, 2019.