How Does This Court Decision Affect NH Scratch Tickets?
I've heard several news reports on NH Lottery's victory in this court case but it made very little sense to me until I saw this summary from WMUR-TV's Jess Moran.
The issue has to do with online sales of scratch tickets. It appears as the legality of sports gambling becomes more and more common, the regulation of this new landscape is causing an increase in litigation.
Seven states now allow sports gambling and that is why the border laws are being scrutinized. This is why the NH Lottery filed suit against the Federal Government. A recent law would have shut down any and all online purchases of scratch tickets and lottery games.
This decision, if upheld, would have cost The Granite State a whopping $90 million dollars. New Hampshire's official lottery system has provided over 2 BILLION dollars for public education. I, for one, am certainly glad that this victory was achieved!