New Hampshire challenges DOJ’s Wire Act opinion

The New Hampshire Lottery Commission and state Attorney General Gordon McDonald have filed a complaint challenging the U.S. Department of Justice’s recently issued opinion that the 1961 Wire Act applies to all forms of interstate gambling. The DOJ’s new opinion caused major confusion regarding how strictly the feds plan to police the temporary interstate re-routing of digital data via online gambling and lottery activity, particularly in the area of payment processing.
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Gamble free or die: Wire Act view faces New Hampshire challenge
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The New Hampshire Lottery Commission and state Attorney General Gordon McDonald have filed a complaint challenging the U.S. Department of Justice’s recently issued opinion that the 1961 Wire Act applies to all forms of interstate gambling. The DOJ’s new opinion caused major confusion regarding how strictly the feds plan to police the temporary interstate re-routing of digital data via online gambling and lottery activity, particularly in the area of payment processing.

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