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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
On Friday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed a bill that marked the latest effort to bring legal sports betting to the state’s casinos and racetracks marking another temporary setback, though the efforts may not be...more
July 15, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Scott Greenfield, criminal defense attorney and blogger at Simple Justice, talks with Lee Pacchia about some of the problems he sees in passing laws criminalizing revenge porn. In light of the...more
For several weeks, Spanish public authorities (city halls in particular) have offered to their residents and visitors non-theatrical exhibitions of movies for a reduced price or even for free. Summer Cinemas, Cinema Clubs,...more
The Massachusetts Gaming Commissioners unanimously agreed that the competition for the only Boston-area casino license will push on. On July 2, 2014, the Commission held a public hearing to discuss a request by Boston Mayor...more
Yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Abdow v. Attorney General rejected challenges to a ballot initiative seeking the effective repeal of Massachusetts’s 2011 gaming law, directing the measure to be included...more
Yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) released its decision in Abdow v. Attorney General, handing a victory to proponents of a Massachusetts electoral initiative that seeks the repeal of the Massachusetts...more
While he is in the process of negotiating a new gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe, Florida Governor Rick Scott has jumped into the contentious debate on whether Internet gaming should be legal. In this, the Governor has...more
Patrick Van Eecke and Raf Schoefs (DLA Piper, Brussels) discuss recent media coverage in relation to the Belgian Gaming Commission’s (BGC) open letter to the next government in which it requests for a further restriction of...more
It’s budget month, but the budget bill has yet to be introduced. Rep. Bill Adolph (R-Delaware), chair of the House Appropriations Committee, signaled this week that the budget debate might not begin in the House until the...more
House Debates Amendment to Post-Production Costs Bill -
An amendment to a bill, which would prevent oil and gas companies from deducting post-production costs from their royalty payments, was debated on the House floor...more
Today, the Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee released a long anticipated report entitled “The Current Condition and Future Viability of Casino Gaming in Pennsylvania.” Last December, the Pennsylvania...more
Pennsylvania legislators are beginning to explore a topic that, for them, was previously uncharted territory: the possibility of legalizing Internet gaming. In April 2013, Representative Tina Davis introduced a bill (HR 1235)...more
The Restoration of America’s Wire Act, H.R. 4301, 113th Cong. (2nd Sess. 2014), S. 2159, 113th Cong. (2nd Sess. 2014) (RAWA), was introduced in Congress on March 26, 2014. The bill amends provisions of the federal criminal...more
After years of losses in court and an estimated $3 million in legal fees, the Glendale, Arizona City Council appeared to ease its opposition to the location of an Indian casino in Glendale within the Phoenix metropolitan area...more
The landmark ballot referendum proposing to reverse the California Legislature’s ratification of two off-reservation tribal casinos is being challenged in state court litigation seeking to block the referendum from appearing...more
On Wednesday (5 March), the 171 page-long text of the proposed Dutch Remote Gambling Act has been notified to the European Commission. This is a sign that the Dutch government is speeding up the process, since the text of the...more
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