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2. Federal Wire Act of 1961

Although the Federal Wire Act predates online gaming by a good 30 years, it’s presence is still felt on a daily basis. The Act state that anyone using, “a wire communication facility for the transmission in interstate or foreign commerce of bets or wagers,” is committing a Federal crime.

That meant that by the time the Internet came along, the Feds had a very powerful legal tool at their disposal for protecting the public from the dangers of Online Bingo.

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