For over 50 years, Federal legislation prohibited gambling over phone lines and later the internet. In 2011, the Department of Justice announced it was completely re-interpreting the law to only prohibit sports betting. This opened the flood gates for all forms of internet gambling…including the sale of lottery tickets online. NACS is supporting legislation that would restore the original interpretation of the Wire Act of 1961.
Take Action Now- protect in-store traffic by requesting that your legislators do not support the purchase of lottery tickets online. In just two minutes this grassroots system will generate pre-drafted, editable letters to your federal legislators requesting that they support passage of the Restoration of America’s Wire Act.