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More than 25 years ago, gaming in the United States faced a conundrum as Indian Tribes and States debated the legality of gambling on tribal lands. The issue culminated in a landmark decision in the United State Supreme...more
April 30 was an historic day for online poker players in the United States. Just a bit more than two years after the indictment and civil cases that were termed “Black Friday” shut down the industry, Ultimate Poker became the...more
The ownership of a Renoir painting stolen from a Baltimore museum 62 years ago will be decided by a federal judge in the U.S. District Court in Alexandria....more
Gaming operations in the United States have traditionally been supply-side driven. Sheldon Andelson, CEO and Chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corp., recently analogized the industry to the movie Field of Dreams: If you build it,...more
In This Issue:
- Steve Fogle's Feature:
Out of the Blue - A recent unexpected court order restricting the media from reporting on certain details of a high-profile criminal case serves as a reminder that the...more
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
In celebration of Tax Day today, we here at Law Law Land offer tribute to our favorite celebrity/IRS run-ins. Now, lest you think this is just another list airing dirty celebrity tax laundry, think again. This is a classy...more
Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC: Complaint (Exempt From Arbitration)
DISTRICT COURT CLARK COUNTY NEVADA
Case No. A-13-679951-C
Dept No.: XV I
Filed April 11, 2013
S!GAL CHATTAH, ESQ.
Nevada Bar No.: 8264
Internet café gambling is set to remain a controversial topic with Ohio legislators in 2013. In February, State Attorney General Mike DeWine asked legislators to support regulation of an industry that currently includes 820...more
SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT in Poker Player's Alliance (PPA) Amicus Curiae Brief:
Poker is an American tradition and a game of skill. Invented in the United States approximately two centuries ago, the game has always been...more
On March 19, 2013, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), announced that it has adopted temporary regulations authorizing the state’s casinos to offer fantasy sports tournaments...more
The NRA is blaming the video game industry for recent episodes of gun violence, such as the Sandyhook shooting. This article discusses the history of blaming entertainment industries for societal ills in the United States,...more
Legislative Counsel’s Digest:
Under existing law, the Nevada Gaming Commission and the State Gaming Control Board are required to perform various acts relating to the regulation and control of gaming. (NRS 463.140)...more
In late February 2013 the New Jersey Legislature passed legislation allowing on-line wagering, subject to certain limitations. This legislation was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie. Under the new law, licensed...more
Despite the availability of provincially authorized sports lottery parlay games and offshore betting and gaming (iGaming) operations licensed and regulated in other jurisdictions, unlicensed and unregulated sports books run...more
In This Issue:
- Japanese Court’s Ruling Limits Scope of Contributory Infringement in Pharmaceutical Patents
- Criminalization of Illegal Music and Video Downloads....more
New Jersey is poised to become the third state in the country to legalize online gaming. Today, Gov. Chris Christie (R) sent the state iGaming bill back to the legislature requesting some minor changes and indicated that he...more
The criminal justice system – particularly at sentencing – necessarily puts an unflattering light on those who have committed crimes. Prosecutors correctly inform the sentencing court of the bad deeds that resulted in the...more
The Lance Armstrong saga continues to provide many lessons for the compliance practitioner. A recent article on ESPN.com, entitled “Lance calls for amnesty program”, reported that Armstrong has come out in favor of those who...more
In This Issue:
- I-GAMING IN THE UNITED STATES VERSION 2013: BACK TO THE STATES?
Optimism had inched higher that the United States would shift its i-gaming policy from a prohibitory approach to allowing some form of...more
On January 8, 2013, the Supreme Court of the State of New York conducted a hearing in a criminal case that may cause concern among software developers whose software could be used for illegal activities. ...more
Megaupload Ltd. is alleged to have disseminated copyright protected movies and music and US prosecutors now have the task of gaining access to the company’s servers in a bid to prove their case....more
The U.S. Department of Justice announced on January 22, 2013, that it plans to intervene in the lawsuit brought by the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA challenging a New Jersey state law that legalized...more
The parents of a girl who was raped by her youth soccer coach when she was 13 are suing the local soccer league organization for negligence in failing to adequately vet the coach before allowing him access to children....more
Bitcoin – it sounds like a token you might use to play skeeball at a beachside arcade. It is actually a relatively new, virtual online “currency” being used for payments across the Internet. While some observers have noted...more
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