Judge's Objection Leads To Wire Act Compliance Extension

A stern message from a federal judge may have convinced the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to extend the deadline from April to June for lotteries and gaming companies to comply with its new interpretation of the federal Wire Act of 1961.

The compliance deadline for the DOJ’s new opinion on the Wire Act was extended by Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein late Thursday, establishing a new date of June 14 for companies to fall into line with the position that the Wire Act’s prohibitions on interstate wagering transmissions apply to all forms of gambling, not just sports betting.

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