Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 2021
Legal & Compliance
Executive vice president, legal affairs and corporate secretary
When the US Department of Justice (DOJ) threatened the fledgling US iLottery industry with a revised opinion of the Wire Act that would criminalise online lottery sales, urgent action was needed.
Riva Richard was quick to see the implications of the DOJ’s opinion and the need for an urgent industry-wide response, with Pollard Banknote at the helm. She forged a collaborative partnership with the New Hampshire Lottery and multiple external legal experts to launch a challenge to the DOJ’s 2018 opinion.
The US District Court for New Hampshire ultimately found in Pollard Banknote’s favour, confirming that the Wire Act only applies to sports betting activities.
There are few more deserving candidates in the Hot 50 than Riva Richard.