US judge to hear case

A federal judge may hear that a legal challenge from New Hampshire within a U.S. Department of Justice legal opinion which the nation fears will threaten online gaming and state-run lotteries.

There is A hearing scheduled to start Thursday morning.

The section at November interpreted the federal Wire Act as applying to any kind of gambling which crosses state lines, not just sports. That raised concerns about the viability of internet poker and other gaming across countries, in addition to state lotteries.

Even the New Hampshire Lottery Commission sued in February, saying that the opinion subjects its employees generates doubt regarding whether it ought to stop operations and could cost the state more than $90 million annually.

Several states, such as New Jersey and Michigan, filed friend-of-court briefs.