Lottery operator IGT sues U.S. Justice Department over ambiguity on Wire Act

INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY PLC, the company that operates Rhode Island’s lottery has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice, seeking a declaratory judgment on whether the company can make gambling-related transactions electronically across state lines. / PHOTO COURTESY INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY PLC
INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY PLC, the company that operates Rhode Island’s lottery has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice, seeking a declaratory judgment on whether the company can make gambling-related transactions electronically across state lines. / PHOTO COURTESY INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY PLC
PROVIDENCE – International Game Technology PLC, the company that operates Rhode Island’s lottery games and slot machines, is suing the U.S. Department of Justice and Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, calling on the government to clarify its legal position on whether the company can perform gambling-related transactions electronically across state lines. The 18-page complaint filed…

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