Federal District Court Sides with Prior Circuit Court Opinion on Wire Act Interpretation
In a win for the online gaming industry, the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island has entered an order in International Game Technology PLC et al. v. Merrick B Garland & The United States Department of Justice siding with the groundbreaking and influential interpretation of the Wire Act by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in N.H. Lottery Comm’n v. Rosen (“NHLC II”).
Importantly, the decision provides further peace of mind for the iGaming industry as it relates to the threat of prosecution under the Wire Act for wagers other than sports wagering activity.
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“Federal District Court Sides with Prior Circuit Court Opinion on Wire Act Interpretation,” by Dennis M.P. Ehling, Stephen D. Schrier, Michael P. Trainor, Gregory A. Bailey, Danielle B. Catalan, and Nicole Bartz Metral was published in the November–December 2022 edition of The Computer & Internet Lawyer (Vol. 39, No. 10), a Wolters Kluwer publication. Reprinted with permission.
This article was first published as a Blank Rome Gaming alert in September 2022.