The Hill references Michelle Minton's study on online gambling regulations.
It's true the Wire Act didn't change in 2011, but its interpretation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) rightly did. For the longest time a pre-internet law limited to “the placing of bets or wagers on any sporting event or contest” by “transmission in interstate or foreign commerce” was interpreted much more broadly to criminalize all manner of gambling.
In 2011 states asked for clarification, and the DOJ finally admitted that just as the law says, intrastate, non-sports gambling is not actually prohibited. They were right. An historical analysis by Michelle Minton of the Competitive Enterprise Institute demonstrated unequivocally that the Wire Act was intended only to prohibit sports gambling over state lines.
Read the full article at The Hill.