Department of Justice appeals Decision in The Wire Act Case. Online Poker Report reaches out to Jeff Ifrah for Comments
August 16, 2019
US Online Gambling Still Under Threat: DOJ Is Appealing Its Loss In The Wire Act Case
By: Dustin Gouker
The online gambling lobbying group iDEA Growth issued a statement after the notice:
“The Department’s action, while hardly unexpected, is certainly unwarranted,” said Jeff Ifrah, founder of iDEA Growth. “DOJ generally files appeals of adverse district court decisions as a matter of course.
“We hope that, rather than engaging in a protracted, expensive and ultimately unsuccessful legal fight, the Department will take this opportunity to negotiate a settlement which will focus the Wire Act and DOJ’s enforcement resources on the right targets – the unlicensed illegal offshore Internet gambling operators who do not create jobs or tax revenue in the U.S. and do not appropriately protect consumers.”