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Pojoaque’s Plan to Seek an Imposed Contract: Is Interior’s Process Consistent with IGRA?

The Pueblo of Pojoaque needs a new Class III gaming compact by June 2015 in order to continue operating its casinos which are located north of Santa Fe. However, the Pueblo objected to the financial concessions being demanded...more

Prize Promotions Across the World (Global)

Prize promotions are an effective and increasingly popular marketing tool used globally for attracting customers. The internet and various social media platforms make this an attractive, cost efficient means of reaching a...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

Kentucky Update: Instant Racing

While the Kentucky legislature continues to debate the issue of expanded gaming without progress, two Kentucky horse racing tracks – Kentucky Downs and Ellis Park – offer their patrons “Instant Racing”, or wagering on...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

Gaming Legal News - December 20, 2012 • Volume 5, Number 28

In This Issue: - Indian Gaming Issues To Watch In 2013 - Will The Ex Parte Young Doctrine Swallow Tribal Sovereign Immunity Whole? - Detroit Casinos’ November Revenues Decrease From Save Month Last Year: Michigan...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

Reduced Interchange Fees in China Effective February 25, 2013

The ten year-old regime governing merchant fees in China is about to change – and the fees are, in general, about to be reduced by one-fourth or more....more

Social Gaming Thriving as Online Gambling is Slowed by the Legislative Process

The U.S. DOJ's announcement last December -- that it was now interpreting the 1961 Wire Act as primarily prohibiting only online sports betting -- generated a lot of excitement and speculation that many states would move to...more

Nevada Update: Regulation of Internet Poker, Part 2

In our prior article, “Nevada Update: Regulation of Internet Poker,” published in the August edition of CEM, we examined the recently enacted Nevada regulations governing Internet gaming, as well as the first interactive...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

Gaming Legal News - October 25, 2012 • Volume 5, Number 23

In This Issue: - RACING TO NEW OFF-RESERVATION GAMING IN OREGON: Oregon currently has nine tribal casinos. A race is on to build new casinos to capture the Portland and Medford markets. The stakes are high – casino...more

Reid-Kyl Bill Would Legalize Online Poker at Federal Level

A draft of the online poker bill that Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) plan to introduce was released this week. The bill, known as the “Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and...more

Is A Super Sports-Betting Upset Brewing?

In its early stages, NCAA, et al. v. Christie, has taken on the appearance of Super Bowl XXXVI. As in Super Bowl XXXVI, the NCAA, NFL and other sports leagues, who filed the case to prevent Governor Chris Christie from...more

CASL Enforcement Bulletins Released by CRTC: Increased Compliance Burden on Business

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) dashed hopes that it will be sensitive to the needs of businesses when enforcing Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL). On October 10, 2012 it published...more

What Do Yoga Poses and Big Data Have in Common?

The U.S. Copyright Office recently issued a policy statement clarifying its approach to examining registrations of compilations, including claims for the selection and arrangement of independently uncopyrightable subject...more

US iGaming expansion

Originally published in World Online Gambling Law Report - September 2012. IGaming Update - More than twenty five years ago, gaming in the United States faced a conundrum as Indian Tribes and States debated the legality...more

Winter Olympics in Russia Set Stage for FCPA Scrutiny

With the conclusion of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the world’s eyes will soon turn to Sochi, the Black Sea resort city in Russia, which will host the 2014 Winter Olympics. In addition to serving as the backdrop for...more

When is Gambling Not Gambling? An Examination of United States v. DiCristina

On August 21, 2012, the federal district court for the Eastern District of New York, in United States v. DiCristina, No. 11-CR-414, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118037 (E.D.N.Y.) (“DiCristina”), set aside Defendant’s conviction...more

Harmony or Discord?: As Copyright Transfer Termination Start-Date Looms, Artists and Companies Prepare for Legal Uncertainty

In 1978, many artists, such as the Rolling Stones, Dire Straits, Elvis Costello and Blondie, released chart-topping albums. If, in the past 3½ decades, they had transferred their copyrights, 2013 will offer a chance to regain...more

Betting on the NFL Goes on Trial (Part 2)

Chick Gandil — the Chicago first baseman and the man who designed the infamous fix of the 1919 World Series between his White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds — probably viewed himself as nothing more than a rational futures...more

FCPA Compliance Considerations for the Fashion and Beauty Industry

In recent years, the U.S. government has vigorously enforced the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") against individuals and companies representing a variety of industries. Recent press reports suggest that entertainment...more

Another Step Toward Loosening Gambling Restrictions

On August 21, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York held that poker is a game of skill and thus running a poker game or business is not subject to federal prosecution under the federal Illegal...more

Fulltilt’s U.S. Players Face Complex Claims Process

The following is reprinted with the consent of Gambling Compliance. PokerStars will pay a total of $731m to settle a civil case with the U.S. Department of Justice and rescue former rival Full Tilt Poker from oblivion,...more

Department of Justice Enters Historic Agreement with Poker Stars, Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt Poker, Poker Stars, and the U.S. Department of Justice announced today that Poker Stars will acquire Full Tilt Poker’s assets in a transaction that ends the DOJ’s civil forfeiture case against Full Tilt. Both Full...more

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