The DOJ memo was apparently in response to an inquiry from one or more state lotteries as to the application of the Wire Act to intrastate sales of lottery tickets on the Internet.

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The memo, written in response by Assistant Attorney General Virginia Seitz, overruled the long-held position of the DOJ’s Criminal Division and found that the Wire Act applies only to sports betting. “This is a much needed clarification of an antiquated and often confusing law. For years, legal scholars and even […]