Pa. Gambling Board Urges Caution After DOJ Wire Act Opinion

Law360 (January 18, 2019, 11:21 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Friday urged operators in the state seeking to set up mobile and online platforms to be cautious after the U.S. Department of Justice earlier the week issued an opinion finding the Wire Act, which prohibits placing wagers across state lines, applies beyond sports betting.

The DOJ reversed a 2011 opinion that had interpreted the Wire Act as only applying to sports betting, finding that it in fact applies to all forms of gambling. The opinion has sent shockwaves across the gambling industry as the online and mobile gambling market has been growing.

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