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Congress this week passed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (the Act), which is expected to be signed by President Obama at any time. The Act renews or extends a number of expired or expiring provisions. Some of the...more
Yesterday (20 October 2014), as part of its agenda for boosting employment, domestic consumption and other areas of the Chinese economy, China’s Cabinet, the State Council, issued new guidelines ?2014?(the “Guidelines“) to...more
Online gaming has considerably changed during the last 3 years and therefore I decided to publish an updated version of the FAQs on the regime applicable to Italian online gaming licenses. ...more
On September 8, the Alabama Department of Revenue’s Administrative Law Division (the “ALD”) issued a ruling that will likely send shock waves to photographers across the state, and if not successfully appealed or if applied...more
Female Football Player Throws Flag at LFL over Bare Wages -
The three-year championship run of the Los Angeles Temptation was snapped in 2013 when the upstart Chicago Bliss, led by the quarterback and two-time league...more
The First District of the Illinois Appellate Court, in Chicago Bears Football Club v. Cook County Department of Revenue, 2014 IL App (1st) 122892 (Aug. 6, 2014), has affirmed an administrative determination finding the...more
In an appeal by HMRC against a decision of the First-tier Tribunal ("FTT"), the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) ("UT") decided that a penalty imposed on McLaren Racing Limited ("McLaren") in respect of a breach of...more
Effective January 1, 2015, the method of issuing tax assessments and the informal conference process available to taxpayers will be revamped. 2014 Tenn. Pub. Acts 854. Touted as being more taxpayer-friendly, the two most...more
There’s been a lot of press about places that are unfriendly to gamers or game developers. Authorities in various jurisdictions have attempted to address issues of violence, sex, and gambling, either resident in or allegedly...more
This is a brief update on recent Pennsylvania tax developments. For more information on any of these developments, contact one of the authors or the Reed Smith State Tax attorney with whom you usually work....more
Yesterday, UK Culture Minister Ed Vaizey and Chinese Vice Minister Tong Gang of the State Administration of Radio, Film & Television, signed the long-awaited UK / China co-production treaty....more
Welcome to the latest Reed Smith Massachusetts State Tax Quarterly Update. In this update, we’ll take a look back to the developments from the last quarter of 2013, and look ahead to some percolating issues at the Appellate...more
In This Issue:
- Mandatory Employment Of Women In Retail Stores In Saudi Arabia: Key points for complying with the new requirements for retailers to employ women in female-oriented stores
- No Logo Required:...more
As mentioned, DLA Piper held yesterday an interesting seminar in Rome named “Sports betting crisis in Italy – how to reverse the decline?” which was very well attended by most of the sportsbetting operators within the Italian...more
The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) released the revenue and wagering tax data for September 2013 for the three Detroit, Michigan commercial casinos. The three Detroit commercial casinos posted a collective 6.8%...more
On 3 October 2013, and as a result of the country´s evaluation meeting with Troika, the Portuguese Government announced that it will legalize the online gambling market, in order to increase tax revenues....more
The approval of Italian sportsbetting regulations allowing the offering of bets and events not included in the official schedule issued by the regulator (the so called “palinsesto ufficiale”) had been by operators as a...more
In This Issue:
- WILL GAMING EXPANSION IN NEIGHBORING OHIO “SPUR” KENTUCKY TO STOP “HORSING AROUND” ON THE ISSUE?
Well before Governor Beshear took office in 2008, the Commonwealth of Kentucky had been...more
The European Parliament today published its Report on online gambling in the internal market calling for a balanced and EU compliant approach when regulating the market.
The European Parliament Resolution contains more...more
The Italian gaming market has suffered a period of high tension today when the Italian Parliament has approved a motion instructing the Goverment to urgently ban for 12 months both online gaming and land-based gaming systems...more
Top gambling regulatory developments in August.
With Australia’s federal election set to be held on 7 September 2013 and press reports claiming that leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott, will...more
In This Issue:
- “RESERVATION SHOPPING” CIRCA 2013:
The term “reservation shopping” has been coined by various anticasino groups, some local governments, and even some gaming tribes to disparage efforts of...more
€ 2.5 bn aggregate fines issued against Italian videolottery operators are likely to be settled with the payment of around € 600 M according to recent statements from the Italian Government....more
In the 2012 Budget, the UK government announced its intention to tax remote gambling on a point of consumption basis. A consultation ran from 5 April 2012 until 28 June 2012 whereby operators, suppliers and other interested...more
A recent Claims Court case addressed whether a radio station's assets include goodwill....more
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