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June 3, 2019: New Hampshire Wins!

“I hereby declare that § 1084(a) of the Wire Act… applies only to transmissions related to bets or wagers on a sporting event or contest. The 2018 OLC Opinion is set aside.”

Those words are part of a scathing 60-page District Court ruling issued by Judge Barbadoro in favor of the plaintiffs. The judge declares that the Wire Act does not apply broadly to online gambling, and the DOJ’s 2018 opinion does not apply to the New Hampshire Lottery Commission or its vendor, NeoPollard.

What the ruling means for other parties in other jurisdictions remains to be seen.

Eric Ramsey
- Eric is a reporter and writer covering regulated US gambling, sports betting, and DFS. He comes from a poker background, formerly on staff at PokerNews and the World Poker Tour.
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