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According to the Los Angeles Times, Mexican officials have estimated the amount of laundered money in the Mexican economy at $50 billion annually—three percent of the legitimate Mexican economy. The CIA World Fact Book...more
Last month, the Government of Québec released its long-awaited report on online gaming (“iGaming”). The Working Group on Online Gambling was struck in February 2010 to analyze the social impact of iGaming in Québec, and...more
A trust is not a trust if the “trustee” alone holds legal title to the subject property and alone possesses the entire beneficial/equitable interest. Instead, he owns the subject property outright and free of trust, all...more
On Tuesday, 18 November 2014, the Polish Ministry of Finance published an official announcement on its website warning Polish players that any online gambling games run by foreign operators without a valid Polish gambling...more
Thomas Pink Ltd v Victoria’s Secret UK Ltd  EWHC 2631 (Ch)
Two particular points for brand owners to take away from the decision:
1. If faced with an invalidity challenge on the grounds of s3(1)(b) or (c)...more
And I say that in the most complimentary way. If you haven’t been following this story, here’s a quick recap: FIFA awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar, respectively. This raised eyebrows, as they say. ...more
The cricket world is in a fierce battle against the increasing use of technology in illegal bookmaking. In order to protect their interests ahead of the World Cup starting in February 2015, the International Cricket Council...more
..Bad chords. A European musician’s attempt to stop a negative concert review from continuing to appear in Internet search results is raising questions about whether the EU’s “right to be forgotten” ruling could prevent the...more
On October 16, 2014, the European Commission referred Sweden to the Court of Justice of the EU (EJC) in two cases in relation to Swedish legislation for gambling services....more
We discussed last week the surprise when a highly visible reality star is charged with or convicted of tax evasion or other financial crimes (see last week’s post here about The Situation and referencing Richard Hatch). This...more
Corruption is a problem. Keeping corruption out of public scrutiny is an even bigger problem, because responsible people remain untouched and ready to repeat the same wrong behaviours. In that sense, the financial crisis that...more
The Gambling Commission has published updated guidance to the industry aimed at assisting operators grapple with the complicated requirements of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002...more
In Lao Holdings NV v The Lao People's Democratic Republic, an ICSID tribunal (constituted to resolve Holdings' bilateral investment treaty (BIT) claim against Laos) recently dismissed an application by Laos to modify a...more
The Remote Gambling Act 2014 was introduced to Singapore Parliament for first reading on 8 September 2014. This Act adds to Singapore’s already stringent anti-gambling laws by criminalising online gambling....more
Tsk tsk tsk. Just when I thought I was only going to mention him in one blog post this year, I now have the opportunity to write another. Someone has to do it! Justin Bieber is back in the spotlight and this time it isn’t...more
The 2014 World Cup is over and in the books. It was a great tournament for probably everyone across the globe but the host nation of Brazil. While there are many lessons to be learned from this event, the lead up to and...more
UK Anti-Doping (“UKAD“) have secured their first lifetime ban from sport after successfully prosecuting two individuals for multiple anti-doping rule violations.
Earlier this year Philip Tinklin was convicted by...more
With the June passage of New York Senate bill S7890 and Assembly bill A10143, the Empire State’s elephant and mammoth ivory and rhino horn trade may be approaching extinction.
The legislation, which will take effect...more
July 15, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Scott Greenfield, criminal defense attorney and blogger at Simple Justice, talks with Lee Pacchia about some of the problems he sees in passing laws criminalizing revenge porn. In light of the...more
Allegations that payoffs were made to secure Qatar's successful bid for the 2022 World Cup games and reports of fixed soccer matches ahead of the 2010 World Cup illustrate the pervasiveness of global corruption and its...more
Last year, Suarez, while playing for Liverpool, was suspended for 10 games for biting a Chelsea player. Suarez issued a public apology and paid a fine. British Prime Minister, David Cameron, stated that Suarez’s conduct set...more
For the second time in nine months, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Jennifer Shasky Calvery has publicly addressed FinCEN's increasing concerns regarding casino compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act...more
Cornelius Gurlitt’s notarized will, which did not surface until after his unexpected death this past May, lists the Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland as the heir to his vast art collection, which included works by Matisse, Dix,...more
The NSW Government has introduced a draft Bill in to Parliament to combat match fixing in sport. The Racing Administration Amendment (Sports Betting National Operational Model) Bill 2014 aims to provide a framework in NSW for...more
A Pennsylvania appellate court has denied former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky’s latest appeal. Sandusky was convicted of multiple counts of sexual assault and related charges in 2012 in a case that resulted in the ousting...more
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