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DOJ reverses opinion on Wire Act throwing iGaming in doubt

15th January 2019 6:52 am GMT

The US Department of Justice has issued a new opinion which states that the Wire Act applies to all forms of betting or wagering and not only sports betting, throwing the nascent US iGaming market into doubt.

The opinion by Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel of the Office of Legal Council is dated November 2nd, 2018 but was only released January 14th.

The 23-page opinion concludes that “the prohibitions of 18 U.S.C. [...]

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