Lottery officials have revealed a West Virginia sports betting app has been delayed to ensure compliance with the Wire Act.
US.- The Wire Act has certainly been in the spotlight in the last few days, and it is once again. West Virginia was ready to launch a sports betting app with DraftKings, but delayed it to ensure compliance with the Federal legislation.
West Virginia Lottery director John Myers advanced the process will delay the launch for weeks. He also explained they are studying the location of the system’s servers, to ensure they aren’t against the Act’s requirements.
“The location of one of the servers was in question during the testing period,” he said as quoted by MetroNews. “I think we have agreement among everybody that that needs to be located in the state of West Virginia in order to make sure that there is not an issue or violation of the Federal Wire Act.”
The mentioned servers are located in Charles Town (bet server) and New Jersey (wallet server).
According to Myers, the body is being cautious as West Virginia is one of the first states to introduce sports betting. “There is not a precedent to go by in the law,” he told the media outlet. “There’s not a precedent to go by in creating platforms and these systems that move the data around. We are kind of learning as we go.”