Lottery Director Warns N.H. Could Lose Millions Pending Outcome of Federal Lawsuit
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The state’s top lottery official is warning lawmakers that New Hampshire could lose millions if it doesn’t prevail in its lawsuit against the federal government.
The issue hinges on a new interpretation of the federal wire act.
When the Trump Administration advised states that all betting involving the internet — not simply sports betting — violates the wire act, it didn’t just reverse a Department of Justice guideline from 2011, it also put millions in state revenue at risk.