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Now that the 2014 World Cup is over, its time to move on…and write about the 2022 World Cup (sorry 2018 World Cup, I promise I’ll catch up with you later). The 2022 tournament is currently scheduled to occur in Qatar. ...more
On Monday 14th July, the European Commission issued its Recommendation for the principles that Member States should consider adopting for the further protection of the consumers of online gambling services.
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In Trout Point Lodge, Ltd. v. Handshoe, 729 F.3d 481 (5th Cir. 2013), the Fifth Circuit became the first appellate court in the country to interpret the Securing the Protection of Our Enduring and Established Constitutional...more
Brazil passed their new anti-bribery law back in January. Only a couple of months before the 2014 World Cup was set to start, Brazil, the host country of the famous “football” world championship, offered guidance about their...more
The 2014 FIFA World Cup has been a ratings success for SBS, which has an exclusive Media Rights Licence to broadcast the World Cup across television, radio and the internet in Australia. However, with the tournament now...more
Having been brought up at a time when the humour of Monty Python was influential on a young mind, I can’t help thinking of the ‘nudge, nudge, wink, wink’, sketch when reading about photographs. In the sketch, Eric Idle asks a...more
BETTING AND GAMING -
Belgium: Gaming Commission pleads for a further restriction and rationalization of the gaming industry - The Belgian Gaming Commission has sent an open letter to the next government in which it...more
On 23 April, the UK and China signed a landmark film co-production treaty (the “Treaty”) with the aim of encouraging closer cultural ties between the UK and China. The Treaty offers a unique opportunity for UK films to...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
On 19 June 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) delivered a judgment in the ongoing seven-year legal battle between Karen Millen Fashions and Dunnes Stores in Ireland.
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Real Madrid has just published in its website that it will listen to offers from those entities who might be interested in acquiring its audiovisual rights for 2014/2015 season.
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On June, 13, 2014 the regional gambling authorities of Catalonia (“Direcció General de Tributs i Joc“) officialy adopted the (long-time awaited) call for tender for launching the so-called BCN World gambling resort. Under the...more
The World Cup is in full bloom and like anything that involves lots of money and national pride, it’s going to generate its share of lawsuits (or threatened lawsuits). My favorite so far finds the Archdiocese of Rio de...more
In a decision that has long been awaited by the industry and the legislator alike, the European Court of Justice ruled today, 12 June 2014, on the question to what extent two conflicting regulatory frameworks within one...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
CONSUMER AND DATA PROTECTION -
Italy: New rules on cookies and Internet profiling! - The Italian Data Protection Authority has issued its decision on the “simplified information notice and cookie consent”"....more
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Proposed amendments to the FA’s rules on gambling have now been ratified by its shareholders.
The new rules will come into force from 1 August 2014, and will prevent any participants in the Premier League, Football...more
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