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On January 15, 2013, Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, LLC (“Applicant” or “SSR”) filed an application for a Category 1 gaming license with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (“Commission”). The proposed...more
The USDC for Western District of Texas (Austin Division) found that the Texas "in-person" gaming requirement with respect to advanced deposit wagering does not discriminate against or unduly burden interstate commerce. The...more
Time Warner, CBS Dispute Leads to Class-Action Lawsuit
by Anthony Caruso on August 28, 2013
Time Warner customers are fed up with an ongoing dispute between the cable provider and CBS News, which recently culminated in...more
NFL Doctor’s Role in Concussion Lawsuit May Prompt More to Join Litigation
by Anthony Caruso on August 21, 2013
NFL doctor, Elliot Pellman, has served players for several years and made critical
decisions about whether...more
STIPULATION AND ORDER OF SETTLEMENT WITH RESPECT TO ABSOLUTE POKER: IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED, ORDERED AND AGREED, by and between Plaintiff United States of America, by its attorney Preet Bharara, United States Attorney,...more
Was Lawrence DiCristina found guilty or charged in and by the state of New York for promoting gambling or anything else? (No, he was charged by US Federal authorities)
International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) Discussion...more
Tentative Ruling Dismissing Case in its Entirety (LASC Judge White); issued as final court ruling and findings in law and motion hearings held on June 7, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. before Hon. Elizabeth White, Judge of the Los...more
[Docket Text] CERTIFICATE of Interested Parties filed by Alain Jeffery Ifrah, Ifrah PLLC that identifies all parties that have an interest in the outcome of this case. . (Lund, Kenneth) (Entered: 05/21/2013)...more
Amended Complaint (Exempt from Arbitration) filed on May 14th, 2013 by Plaintiff Chad Elie v. Ifrah PLLC, a Professional Limited Liability Company, Alain Jeffrey Ifrah a/k/a Jeff Ifrah, individually, etc. , et. al,,...more
Satoshi Nakamoto Abstract re Bitcoin White Paper:
A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution....more
SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT in Poker Player's Alliance (PPA) Amicus Curiae Brief:
Poker is an American tradition and a game of skill. Invented in the United States approximately two centuries ago, the game has always been...more
Legislative Counsel’s Digest:
Under existing law, the Nevada Gaming Commission and the State Gaming Control Board are required to perform various acts relating to the regulation and control of gaming. (NRS 463.140)...more
The New Jersey DGE regulations on fantasy sports games (N.J.A.C. 13:69 P ) can be found at: http://www.nj.gov/oag/ge/temporaryorders.html
An act to add Chapter 5.2 (commencing with Section 19990) to Division 8 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to gambling.
Legislative Counsel’s Digest:
Senate Bill No. 678, as introduced, Correa, February 22,...more
Hawaii SB768: Bill for an Act relating to Internet Gaming.
"BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
The legislature finds that internet wagering on games of chance and...more
New Jersey Internet Gaming Draft Bill -- Sponsored by Assemblymen BURZICHELLI, PRIETO, and RAMOS, JR.
"AN ACT authorizing Internet gaming at Atlantic City casinos under certain circumstances and amending and supplementing...more
Since games run by the defendant’s business must constitute “gambling” as defined by
the IGBA, it must be determined whether poker falls under that definition of gambling.
As noted above, the IGBA defines “gambling” as...more
Key Legal Opinion Holdings:
1. Poker is Predominated By Skill Rather than Chance.
2. Poker is Not Gambling Under IGBA.
On December 9, 2011, defendant Lawrence Dicris-tina was charged in a second superseding...more
In an attempt to tell a story that Mr. Elie and the Poker Companies engaged in a conspiracy to deceive banks about voluntary transactions by the banks’ customers, from which the banks profited, the Government makes...more
In both its response to defendants’ argument for dismissal of the UIGEA charges and of the IGBA charges, the government runs from the language of the statute, which, in each case,requires dismissal of the charges...more
Cet article porte sur une stratégie d'utilisation des méthodes d'indexation du flux audiovisuel dans le but de faciliter l'exploitation des droits d'une collection de documents numériques. Il s'agit de...more
USDC for the WD of TX (Austin Division) Order Dismissing Case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction per Judge James R. Nowlin.
The 9th Circuit has taken a another look at trademark law in the Internet era and determined that the use of a competitor’s name in Google’s Adwords does not constitute trademark infringement....more
Peer to peer iPoker as conducted on the worldwide internet has received much attention given the ever-increasing popularity of the game across the globe.
Questions over the legality of such virtual online poker cardrooms...more
The number one concern I have observed with our clients’ online terms and agreements is NOT with the substantive drafting of the provisions, but with the way these contracts (and yes, they are binding contracts) are...more