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Hold ’Em Or Fold ’Em: What’s Next For The Massachusetts Gaming Industry If Voters Repeal The Gaming Law?

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts recently cleared the way for gaming opponents to appeal directly to Massachusetts voters by allowing the measure to repeal the Massachusetts gaming law to be placed on the November...more

Court Ruling Puts Massachusetts Casinos At Risk

Yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Abdow v. Attorney General rejected challenges to a ballot initiative seeking the effective repeal of Massachusetts’s 2011 gaming law, directing the measure to be included...more

Aquinnah’s Long and Winding Road to Gaming May Have Hit the Ultimate Roadblock

Just when the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) appeared to have finally overcome decades of legal and political problems in its quest to develop gaming, a new problem has arisen, and this one may well insure that there...more

Gaming Legal News - December 2013 • Volume 6, Number 29

In This Issue: - GOVERNOR APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR OF ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF GAMING; AGENCY CONTINUES ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS: On December 11, 2013, Governor Jan Brewer named Daniel Bergin as the new Director of the...more

Restored to the Notice Paper

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon, who was first elected to the Senate on the back of an anti-poker machine campaign, has accused the Coalition Government of being captive to vested interests in the pokies industry. Senator...more

Australia: ACT paves the way for TAB sale, while NSW establishes Select Committee on Gambling

In late November 2013, the ACT Minister for Racing and Gaming, Joy Burch, presented the Totalisator Bill 2013 (ACT) (Bill), which is set to repeal the existing Betting (ACTTAB Limited) Act 1964 (ACT) (Act). The Bill seeks...more

Gambling reforms scrapped by Coalition

In recent weeks, the Australian Coalition Government has continued to take steps to implement its “policy to help problem gamblers.” The Coalition’s proposed Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013...more

Gaming Legal News - November 2013 • Volume 6, Number 24

In This Issue: - DICKINSON WRIGHT ENTERS INTO COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH BULGARIA-BASED VELCHEV & CO.: Dickinson Wright PLLC has entered into a cooperation agreement with the Sofia, Bulgaria-based law firm...more

War Games in Wisconsin (2013 Style)

Wisconsin is home to 11 recognized Indian tribes. It is a fact that 11 tribes will not unanimously agree on all issues. It also is a fact that not all issues require unanimous agreement. However, Governor Scott Walker has...more

New York Voters Are Placing Their Bets – Will It Pay Off?

It’s November 5, 2013 and New Yorkers are taking to the polls to vote whether or not to approve the statewide casino referendum that would allow four new gaming licenses in New York. Casino, entertainment and hotel developers...more

Great Britain: POC Bill second reading announced for 5 November

The British Parliament will consider the proposed changes to remote gambling regulation at the Bill’s second reading on 5 November....more

Third Circuit Rejects New Jersey's Effort to Sanction Sports Wagering

Tony Soprano’s business is safe, for now — the Third Circuit recently invalidated New Jersey’s attempt to legalize sports wagering because it violated a federal law that prohibits most states from licensing such activities....more

UK: Parliament’s report on the new POC bill

A House of Commons Library research paper, prepared for the Second Reading debate in the House of Commons, sets out information on the draft Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill, which aims to move the regulation of...more

The United States of Online Gaming

Congress is not close to passing federal legislation that would authorize interstate online gaming, but last week interstate online gaming took a giant step toward becoming a legal reality....more

Gaming Legal News - January 24, 2013 • Volume 6, Number 3

In This Issue: - INDIAN COUNTRY AND OBAMA’S CHOICE FOR SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR: In March, Ken Salazar will leave his well-appointed office at the helm of the Department of the Interior and return to Colorado,...more

New Nevada Bill Would Allow for Interstate Gaming Compacts

A bill has been introduced in the Nevada General Assembly, on behalf of the state’s State Gaming Control Board, that would allow for the state governor to enter into interstate gaming compacts with other states. This...more

N.J. Again Passes Online-Poker Bill; Decision Now in Governor’s Hands

New Jersey could soon become the third state to legalize online gaming within its borders. Its State Senate on December 20, 2012, voted 33-3 to legalize online poker in the state. The General Assembly had previously approved...more

Gaming Legal News - November 8, 2012 • Volume 5, Number 24: The Aftermath Of The U.S. 2012 Election: Is Federal I-Poker...

The final verse has been written for the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election. That verse reads simply as a surprising status quo from the last two years: Barack Obama retains his job in the White House and Congress remains...more

After Legislature Acts, Delaware Ready to Become 2nd State to Legalize Online Gaming

Delaware is now poised to become the second state to legalize online gaming. On Wednesday, that state’s Senate passed a bill that would legalize web table games, including poker, video lottery games, and traditional lottery...more

N.J. Moves Towards Legal Sports Betting This Fall, in Time for NFL Season

It appeared for some time last year as if New Jersey was about to become the first state to legalize and regulate online gaming in the form of poker. But Republican Gov. Chris Christie vetoed state legislation to that effect,...more

Florida Supreme Court Denies Review in Gambling Expansion Case

The Florida Supreme Court recently denied a request for it to review the Florida Court of Appeal’s determination that a Florida statute is valid even though it authorizes slot machines at entities other than those that are...more

Gaming Legal News: October 5, 2011 • Volume 4, Number 30

In this issue: 'Single-Sports Betting in Canada - Amendments Redux' In the February 17, 2011, edition of the Gaming Legal News, we reported that Joe Comartin, a Member of Parliament representing the riding of...more

Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Discusses BCS Legality

On November 16, 2008, just after President Barack Obama’s election, the president-elect stated in an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes that the Bowl Championship Series’ (BCS’s) current system should be dismantled and replaced...more

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