Wire Act Leaves States No Choice On Server Locations For Online Gambling

  • States wait for legal certainty on Wire Act before allowing cross-border bets
  • In-state server requirements costly to internet gambling industry
  • Federal appeals court could limit pending Wire Act decision to lotteries

Under siege in the courts, the 59-year-old U.S. Wire Act lingers as a troublesome relic forcing states to confine servers for all forms of internet gambling within their own borders.

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