April 11, 2019: Both Sides Make Their Case In Court

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It’s a big day for the industry. US District Court Judge Paul Barbadoro listens to the plaintiffs (the New Hampshire Lottery et al.) and defendants (the DOJ) make their cases in Concord.

The judge is far more sympathetic to the plaintiffs’ arguments, but a ruling in their favor is far from a certainty. Barbadoro calls the issue “one of the most challenging statutory constructions” he’s seen in 26 years as a jurist.

“I have to get it right,” he says. “I have to do my best to get it right, and that’s going to take some time because it’s a complex issue.”

And now we wait.

- Steve covers nearly every angle of online poker in his job as a full-time freelance poker writer. His primary focus for OPR is the developing legal and legislative picture for regulated US online poker and gambling.
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