Muted Celebration By Online Gaming Advocates After Wire Act Victory

Despite winning a landmark decision on Monday in a New Hampshire federal court, the online gaming industry is restraining its jubilation because of uncertainty about what lies ahead.

Foes of internet gambling are vowing to appeal the decision by U.S. District Judge Paul J. Barbadoro who ruled the Wire Act of 1961 allows state lotteries and other games on the internet because the act applies exclusively to sports betting. 

“We are very pleased with the judge’s ruling in the New Hampshire case, although we know the fight isn’t over yet,” said Gordon Medenica, director of the Maryland Lottery.

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