The Department of Justice is preparing an opinion that will likely reverse their previous Wire Act opinion, and state that the act applies to all forms of online gambling… not just sports betting.
Online Poker Report learned that the new opinion could come down before the New Year. The exact content of the opinion is unknown, and OPR has not seen the actual opinion. It’s also not a guarantee that the opinion is ultimately issued.
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The news also comes amid reports that a pair of senators are planning to introduce sports betting legislation as soon as today. That legislation would put the DOJ in charge of approving state-level sports betting laws.
More on the possibility that the feds will reverse the Wire Act opinion is available at Online Poker Report.