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Further to the recent developments and discussion on the online gambling and gambling related activities legal framework, the Council of Ministers approved, on 26 February 2015, new gambling regulations....more
Last week, the Indiana House of Representatives voted 87-7 to raise the production limit on the amount of beer that can be produced by craft breweries. The proposed legislation would increase the production level to 90,000...more
The 78th Session of the Nevada Legislature began on February 2, 2015. Regular sessions of the Nevada Legislature are held biennially in odd-numbered years. As of the date of this article, the following bills related to gaming...more
The Los Angeles Times recently reported that proposed football stadium developers have chosen to incur the cost of collecting signatures to qualify an initiative for the ballot to obtain land use approvals rather than face...more
A House of Commons Library Standard Note has been published setting out information on fixed odds betting terminals, which are electronic machines, sited in betting shops, containing a variety of games, including roulette....more
Action Item: On February 26, 2015, Pennsylvania State Representative John Payne and several other sponsors introduced legislation that would amend the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act to authorize online or...more
Earlier this month, Major League Baseball eliminated a burdensome requirement that made it difficult for MLB franchises to sign Cuban nationals. Until last month, a Cuban national wanting to sign with a MLB franchise as a...more
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Minnesota’s already low rate of people without health insurance fell even more over the past year, a survey from Gallup finds. At the beginning of 2014, just 9.5 percent of Minnesotans lacked health...more
The long awaited Spanish Regulation on Responsible Advertising and Online Gambling is currently undergoing a legislative process. All the political groups present in the Spanish Senate have recently brought a joint motion in...more
As Minnesota’s lottery system turns 25 years old, director Ed Van Petten has sought to follow the lead of the most technologically-advanced state lottery systems in the country by expanding into the profitable market of...more
A popular and profitable form of gaming has sparked a controversy in Idaho between the state’s Indian tribes and horse racetracks. "Instant Racing" video slot machines replay the last seconds of horse races run in the past,...more
2014 was a year that featured many positive legal developments for tribes. From the favorable Supreme Court decision in the Bay Mills case written by Justice Sotomayor (who continues to be a leader on the Court for tribal...more
In the wake of recent cyber-attacks, President Obama signed an Executive Order January 2, 2015, imposing additional economic sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The Executive Order authorizes the U.S....more
As states continue to search for ways to generate additional revenue, several states have explored the possibility of selling lottery tickets online. Online lottery ticket sales represent an untapped market for state...more
Michigan is poised to officially ban student-athletes at public colleges and universities from forming or joining a labor union. Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign the recently passed bill into law by the end of the year. ...more
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With the holiday season in full swing, many of us are struggling with that age-old question: “what do you get for the person who has everything?” Well, if that...more
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission unanimously voted to formally award the Regions A and B resort casino licenses to Wynn MA LLC and MGM Springfield, respectively, a process which had been delayed until after the election on...more
Massachusetts voters rejected the repeal of the 2011 gaming law on Tuesday, November 4, with 60% of voters statewide saying “NO” to Question 3. Plans can now move forward for up to three commercial casinos and one slots...more
Continuing our series on the 2014 California election ballot, we now turn to Proposition 48, the Referendum on Indian Gaming Compacts.
If voters approve the referendum November 4th, Native American tribes may be able...more
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts recently cleared the way for gaming opponents to appeal directly to Massachusetts voters by allowing the measure to repeal the Massachusetts gaming law to be placed on the November...more
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on September 25, 2014, that it approved exemptions to six aerial photo and video production companies to use unmanned aircraft systems - or drones, as they are otherwise...more
In a published decision filed September 24, 2014, the Third District Court of Appeal (per Justice Robie) held that CEQA’s definition of a “public agency” that is subject to its requirements (see Pub. Resources Code, § 21063)...more
After a summer of no polling on the ballot initiative to repeal the Massachusetts gaming law (Question 3), pollsters announced the results of three polls in the last week of August and the first week of September. All three...more
With the recent theft and release of several celebrities’ private photographs (many of which appear to have been taken with, and stored on, mobile devices), mobile privacy and the protection of sensitive data stored or...more
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (“Commission”) held two public hearings the week of August 11, 2014 to finalize the comment process before awarding the Boston-area casino license. The Commission held the first hearing...more
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