Q&A: U.S. DOJ Wire Act Opinion

In this special Q&A, GamblingCompliance provides analysis of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) reversal of its own 2011 legal opinion that supported the rollout of online casino, poker and lottery games in various states.

On January 14, 2019, the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) published a new legal opinion regarding the scope of the federal Wire Act, overturning the same OLC’s earlier 2011 opinion that seemingly gave the go-ahead for states to regulate online gambling within their borders.

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