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iGB North America features Jeff Ifrah in “Down to the Wire”, a formal debate on the New Hampshire Court Wire Act Ruling

DOWN TO THE WIRE

The Department of Justice has finally confirmed that it will challenge the New Hampshire court ruling that saw its revised interpretation of the Wire Act set aside. iGB North America brings together opponents and advocates of US gambling expansion to discuss the case

JEFF IFRAH, IDEA GROWTH (JI): Judge Barbadoro’s ruling correctly found that the DoJ’s 2018 opinion was inconsistent with the Wire Act’s text, its legislative history and the historical application of the law. By setting aside the 2018 opinion, the ruling correctly restored the proper interpretation—as embodied by the DoJ’s 2011 opinion— that the Wire Act’s application does not extend beyond sports wagering. The ruling provides needed certainty to industry stakeholders by clarifying that non-sports wagering activities are not subject to the Wire Act.

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