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Having passed the Statutes Amendment (Gambling Reform) Act 2013 (SA) (as we have previously discussed here), the South Australian Government has now set its sights on ensuring that South Australian children are not exposed to...more
Italy: Agcom decisions on sport events - Following a consultation with the main stakeholders, the Italian Communication Authority has issued two new decisions concerning radio and audiovisual media’s freedom of press during...more
FTC Settles With Mobile Crammers -
In the Federal Trade Commission’s first lawsuit over mobile cramming, Wise Media and two individual defendants agreed to a permanent ban on placing unauthorized charges on telephone...more
On November 28, a round table on the role of the European Union in online gambling was organized by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) during the sixth Responsible Gaming Day in Brussels.
The Parliament of South Australia has passed the Statutes Amendment (Gambling Reform) Bill 2013 (SA) which contains reforms to gaming machine (“pokies” in Australian slang) laws under the Gaming Machines Act 1992 (SA) and...more
BETTING AND GAMING -
UK: 12-year ban for snooker match fixing - The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association has suspended snooker player Stephen Lee for 12 years after he was found guilty of match fixing....more
Patrick Van Eecke and Antoon Dierick (both DLA Piper Brussels) comment on the Belgian Gaming Commission’s announcement in today’s newspapers that it should be granted access to the State Register in order to fight against...more
A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media.
A Senator Raises Privacy Questions About Cross-Device Tracking -
Senator Edward J. Markey, Democrat of...more
New guidelines have been issued for the approval of Victorian gaming venues which relate to the location and design of children’s play areas.
Many clubs and hotels which operate as gaming venues, also offer dining,...more
On January 15, 2013, Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, LLC (“Applicant” or “SSR”) filed an application for a Category 1 gaming license with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (“Commission”). The proposed...more
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division (Judge Thomas M. Durkin); MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER re Dismissal of Civil Action based upon the Illinois Loss Recovery Act, 720 ILCS...more
The UK’s consumer watchdog, the Office of Fair Trading, has published the results of its consultation into the business practices of games providers, with a particular focus on the relationship between such products and the...more
Electronic Notice by Claims Administrator Garden City Group to US Full Tilt Poker Player Victims re Fund Remission Process, Protocols, and Procedure.
On September 16th, 2013 the Full Tilt Poker Claims...more
Actress Claims Sponsorship Deal Soured Over “#spon” -
Did the use of a hashtag cause Sensa Products, a weight loss company, to commit fraud and to breach its contract with celebrity endorser and Academy Award-winning...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 committee which reports to the UK Parliament on the activities of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport is seeking input on various aspects of online safety. This inquiry is part of the Government’s campaign to make...more
CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION
SB 678, as amended in Senate on August 19, 2013, Senator Correa. Internet gambling.
(1) The Gambling Control Act provides for the licensure of certain individuals and...more
The Opposition has released a four part plan which focuses on a national voluntary scheme to tackle problem gambling and help problem gamblers. The four part plan includes...more
The Swedish Gambling Authority (Sw. Lotteriinspektionen) has recently published a proposal for increased protection of online gamblers. In accordance with the proposal, gambling operators will be required to provide detailed...more
On August 2, 2013, District Judge Edward J. Davila denied a motion to dismiss antitrust claims brought by consumers of NFL apparel against Reebok and the NFL in Dang v. San Francisco Forty Niners, Case No. 5:12-CV-5481 (N.D....more
In an interesting adjudication on the Campaign for Fairer Gambling, the ASA holds that the level of sophistication of the audience at which an ad is aimed, and therefore the effectiveness of a disclaimer used in that ad, has...more
On July 11, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed a majority of the claims brought against Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. after a data breach suffered by Blizzard in 2012....more
Fox Broadcasting Company can’t maintain a copyright action against Dish Network’s product that enables Dish customers to skip over commercials because Fox doesn’t own the copyright to the commercials, an appellate court found...more
Court Order Overruling Objections to Proposed Order (re Dismissal) -- minutes entered by Los Angeles Superior County Clerk on 07/12/2013.
Order Sustaining Demurrers To Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint W/O Leave to Amend and Dismissing Action in its Entirety -- entered by Honorable Elizabeth A. White, Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court on July 12, 2013....more