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Judge: Internet wagering law only applies to sports gambling

Mon, Jun 3, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. — A federal judge ruled Monday that a law prohibiting interstate wagering applies only to sports gambling, setting aside a Justice Department opinion that some feared put states in danger of losing their lotteries and the programs they fund.


Judge Paul Barbadoro's ruling comes in response to a suit filed by the New Hampshire Lottery Commission, which said a Justice Department opinion issued last year subjects its employees to prosecution, creates uncertainty about whether it should cease operations and could cost the state more than $90 million a year.

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