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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
The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill continues its progress through the legislature and we await Royal Assent. Throughout the process, amendments have been discussed in the House of Commons and, lately, in the House...more
California's Senate unanimously approved a bill (Senate Bill 601) that would amend the state's existing gambling law to enlarge the Gaming Policy Advisory Committee, the body tasked with considering the state's gambling...more
Over the weekend, a draft of the “Internet Gambling Control Act” surfaced on the internet. This proposed legislation, attributed by industry websites to the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, seeks to expand the scope of...more
For those following the ongoing political wranglings over gaming machines in UK betting shops, yesterday’s Parliamentary developments were particularly noteworthy. The issue became front-and-centre in Prime Minister’s...more
The four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA (the leagues) scored a significant victory in September in their ongoing lawsuit to prevent legalized gambling in the state of New Jersey. In a 2–1 decision, the U.S....more
On December 11, 2013, Governor Jan Brewer named Daniel Bergin as the new Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming. Bergin had been serving as Acting Director of the Department since September, when former Director Mark...more
Just when the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) appeared to have finally overcome decades of legal and political problems in its quest to develop gaming, a new problem has arisen, and this one may well insure that there...more
In This Issue:
- GOVERNOR APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR OF ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF GAMING; AGENCY CONTINUES ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS:
On December 11, 2013, Governor Jan Brewer named Daniel Bergin as the new Director of the...more
In its latest step to reduce the perceived harm that might be inflicted on children by simulated gambling, the South Australian Government has commenced an advertising campaign, featuring a billboard with an image of a young...more
Independent Senator Nick Xenophon, who was first elected to the Senate on the back of an anti-poker machine campaign, has accused the Coalition Government of being captive to vested interests in the pokies industry. Senator...more
In late November 2013, the ACT Minister for Racing and Gaming, Joy Burch, presented the Totalisator Bill 2013 (ACT) (Bill), which is set to repeal the existing Betting (ACTTAB Limited) Act 1964 (ACT) (Act). The Bill seeks...more
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