Anemic Appetite for Using Wire Act to Prosecute Sports Betting

Friday, July 13, 2018

Barry Boss, co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice, and Stephen Miller, vice chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice are featured in GamblingCompliance. The article provides an overview of a Cozen O’Connor sponsored webinar, “But Wait, the Wire Act! How Does the Wire Act Impact the Legality of Sports Betting?”. Barry, Stephen, and other gaming law authorities discussed the likelihood of the federal government’s enforcement of the Wire Act (Act) in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to lift the ban on sports betting.

“The states…know that the Wire Act is a problem here. They know that it’s an impediment,” Stephen said. “I think it’s something that all these states are going to have to grapple with, especially as they do the mobile betting,” he continued.

According to Barry, “the Wire Act appears to be the sole potential criminal penalty for engaging in sports betting in states where it is legal.”

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Barry Boss

Co-Chair, Commercial Litigation Department
Co-Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations

(202) 912-4818

Stephen A. Miller

Co-Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations

(215) 665-4736


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