Scientific Games Boss Blasts Wire Act Reversal

The CEO of Scientific Games on Thursday criticized the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recent reversal regarding the scope of the federal Wire Act, saying the new opinion was wrong and showed little understanding of the gaming industry.

“We believe the DOJ’s new opinion is wrong on the law and that the Justice [Department] got it right in its 2011 opinion,” Barry Cottle told analysts on an earnings call to discuss fourth-quarter and full-year financial results.

“Unfortunately, the new opinion leaves important questions unanswered and shows little understanding of how the gaming industry operates today,” Cottle said.

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