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Poker, tribes and DFS to bear brunt of new Wire Act changes

January 16, 2019
Filed under: Fantasy Sports, WIRE ACT, Poker

Tribal gaming groups, online poker, daily fantasy sports and iLottery operators could face years of uncertainty following the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) opinion shift on the Wire Act, gaming experts have warned.

The DoJ reversed its 2011 opinion on the Wire Act on Monday, effectively ruling that its language prohibits all forms of gambling, and not just sports betting. The DoJ says it will not enforce the new interpretation for 90 days, in order to allow operators to comply.

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