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New Hampshire Judge sets aside 2018 OLC Opinion; Rules in Favor of Lotteries and Mobile Gaming

New Hampshire Judge Overturns DOJ Wire Act Opinion

Written by: Tony Batt

On the other hand, the iDEA trade association that represents companies involved in regulated internet gambling said it was thrilled with Barbadoro’s decision.

“The order today means that states can continue to legalize online entertainment, including casino, lottery and poker,” said Jeff Ifrah, a Washington, D.C. attorney and iDEA co-founder.

James Trusty, an attorney at Ifrah’s firm who was chief of the DOJ’s organized crime and gangs section from 2011 to 2018, called Barbadoro’s ruling “a clear-eyed judicial decision that helps an entire industry regain the stability that will fuel continued growth.”

“When DOJ revised its take on the Wire Act, they invited clarifying litigation,” Trusty said. “Now they have it.”

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