The government isn’t done fighting the reinterpretation of the??Wire Act.
The??Department of Justice on??Friday officially filed a charm in its legal battle with the??New Hampshire Lottery, beating the??Aug. 19??deadline by three days.
This appeal stems over two months following having a district court in New Hampshire issued a??60-page ruling in opposition of this DOJ.
Opined the 2011 interpretation of the Wire Act revealed more precise compared to the DOJ’s revised opinion that came to light last year.
As a result, Barbadoro said, the Wire Act applies to sports gambling instead of to the variety of gambling the DOJ targeted.
The appeal was expected. Barbadoro said as much through the April hearing:
It seems the road leads to the First Circuit Court of Appeals.
In a statement, Jeff Ifrah, founder of the online gambling lobbying group iDEA Growth, known as the DOJ’s allure”hardly unexpected” but”certainly unwarranted.”
Though its appeal filed, it needs to officially petition the court of appeals. The court will assess the situation and then determine whether moving forward with the case is logical.
The First Circuit is not in session for oral arguments but can go in??October.
So at least the world of gaming won’t change. However, is anyone’s guess.
The fantastic news: It doesn’t.
Over the past year gambling in the country has removed, courtesy of a NJ sports betting industry that complements the two dozen NJ online gambling websites and casinos.
For now, operators at the Garden State can maintain business .
The good thing: We now return to some”what-if” point that was created after the development of the DOJ’s reinterpretation of the Wire Act.
Sports gambling and online gambling in New Jersey have thrived lately. Operators have reported over $31 million??in NJ online casino revenue in each month of 2019. The sector had never had one month attaining that total until after the introduction of online sports betting since launch in November 2013.
To boot up, sports gambling revenue in New Jersey has generated over $3.4 billion??in wagers since going live in June 2018, resulting in??$221.7 million in revenue during that moment.
Certainly plenty is at stake should the ruling is reversed by the First Circuit Court of Appeals while operators at the country might continue business as normal.