The government is not done fighting the reinterpretation of the??Wire Act.
The??Department of Justice on??Friday formally filed an appeal on its legal battle with the??New Hampshire Lottery, beating the??Aug. 19??deadline by three days.
This appeal stems more than two months following having a district court in New Hampshire issued a??60-page view in opposition of the DOJ.
Opined that the 2011 interpretation of the Wire Act revealed more accurate compared to the DOJ remark which came to light late last year.
As a result, Barbadoro stated, the Wire Act applies to sports instead of to the broader range of online gambling that the DOJ targeted.
The appeal was expected. Barbadoro explained as much during the April hearing:
It seems the road leads to the First Circuit Court of Appeals.
In a declaration, Jeff Ifrah, creator of the online gambling lobbying group iDEA Growth, called the DOJ’s allure”hardly unexpected” but”certainly unwarranted.”
It must officially petition the court of appeals, while its appeal filed. The court will then assess the situation and then determine whether moving ahead with the case makes sense.
The First Circuit isn’t in session for both oral arguments but will go in??October.
At least for a month and a half an hour the world of gambling will not change. However, is anybody’s guess.
The fantastic news: It doesn’t.
Over the last year, online gambling in the state??has taken off, courtesy of a burgeoning NJ sports gambling industry that matches the two dozen NJ online casinos and gambling sites.
For now, operators at the Garden State can assert business .
The bad news: We now come back to some”what-if” point that was created after the emergence of the DOJ’s reinterpretation of the Wire Act.
Sports betting and online gaming in New Jersey have flourished. Operators have reported over $31 million??in NJ casino revenue. The industry had had even one month reaching that total before after the introduction of sports betting since launching in November 2013.
To boot, sports betting revenue in New Jersey has generated more than??$3.4 billion??in wagers since going live in June 2018, leading to $221.7 million in revenue during that time.
Certainly plenty is at stake if the judgment is reversed by the First Circuit Court of Appeals while operators at the state can continue business as usual.
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