The Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel has issued a replacement for its 2011 opinion, saying that the Wire Act only applies to sports betting.
The case the justices are hearing is a result of New Jersey’s yearslong effort to bring betting on sports to its casinos and racetracks. New Jersey is challenging a federal law that bars states from authorizing sports gambling.
Regulators and gaming industry leaders say they’d welcome daily fantasy sports operations in Nevada, but not under the framework offered in proposed legislation unveiled by Fan Duel and Draft Kings, the nation’s largest fantasy providers.
Two bills backed by the Nevada sports betting industry that could lead to an increase in the $3.9 billion already wagered annually in the state’s sports books were signed into law by Gov. Brian Sandoval.