A federal court in 2019 has ruled that the Wire Act of 1961 is limited to sports betting and not to online lotteries. Futhermore, the federal law pertains to online betting businesses located in the United States and not to offshore online betting businesses. However, check with your U.S. State to determine if there are any prohibitions against betting on offshore online websites. For example, 5Dimes.eu. Keep in mind that 5Dimes does NOT run an online lottery but takes bets on U.S. State lottery numbers. A fact that may not be addressed in any State law.

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