New Hampshire Files First Lawsuits Against Wire Act Reversal

One month and one day after the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reversed itself on internet gambling, the New Hampshire Lottery Commission and the lawyer who won last year’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on sports betting are suing the DOJ in federal district court in Concord, New Hampshire.

The two-pronged counterattack aims to scuttle the January 14 opinion by the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) before April 15, which will be the end of a 90-day period set by Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to allow the gaming industry to comply with the new interpretation of the federal Wire Act.

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