Pennsylvania, N.J. officials ask feds to withdraw ‘deeply troubling’ online gaming rule

“We ask that DOJ withdraw its opinion altogether or assure us that DOJ will not bring any enforcement actions against companies and individuals engaged in online gaming in our states — where it is appropriate under state law," New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro wrote in a letter to Matthew G. Whitaker, acting U.S. attorney general.

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NJ Raymond Lesniak has been asked to prepare a response to the U.S. Department of Justice's recent opinion

"It looks like I will have to go to court again to straighten out the Justice Department's overreaching on states’ rights, just as I did with sports betting," said Lesniak. "This opinion is outrageous. If Congress won't fix it, I will through the judicial process." Lesniak will reportedly work pro bono, according to a press release. Lesniak will seek a declaratory judgement that the opinion is contrary to the clear intent of the Wire Act.

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