Statement from NTRA on United States Department of Justice (DOJ) decision to reconsider whether the Wire Act applies to non-sports gambling:


“As expected, yesterday the Department of Justice issued a lengthy opinion reversing its 2011 opinion by stating that the Wire Act applies to all forms of online wagering, not just sports wagering. This opinion does not affect our longstanding right to conduct interstate online wagering on horse racing as long as it is conducted in compliance with the Interstate Horseracing Act. We will continue to review the opinion and update the industry as this situation develops.”


Alex Waldrop,

President and CEO,

National Thoroughbred Racing Association