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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT FOR THE MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION: APPLICANT: Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, LLC PRINCIPALS: Joseph...

Executive Summary: 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

Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI) v. Texas Racing Commission (TRC)

USDC Order Dismissing Dormant Commerce Clause Challenge

The USDC for Western District of Texas (Austin Division) found that the Texas "in-person" gaming requirement with respect to advanced deposit wagering does not discriminate against or unduly burden interstate commerce. The...more

Time Warner, CBS Dispute Leads to Class-Action Lawsuit

Time Warner, CBS Dispute Leads to Class-Action Lawsuit by Anthony Caruso on August 28, 2013 Time Warner customers are fed up with an ongoing dispute between the cable provider and CBS News, which recently culminated in...more

NFL Doctor’s Role in Concussion Lawsuit May Prompt More to Join Litigation

NFL Doctor’s Role in Concussion Lawsuit May Prompt More to Join Litigation by Anthony Caruso on August 21, 2013 NFL doctor, Elliot Pellman, has served players for several years and made critical decisions about whether...more

US v. Pokerstars, et. al. (Absolute Poker)

STIPULATION AND ORDER OF SETTLEMENT WITH RESPECT TO ABSOLUTE POKER

STIPULATION AND ORDER OF SETTLEMENT WITH RESPECT TO ABSOLUTE POKER: IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED, ORDERED AND AGREED, by and between Plaintiff United States of America, by its attorney Preet Bharara, United States Attorney,...more

Was Lawrence DiCristina found guilty or charged in and by the state of New York for promoting gambling or anything else? (Updated...

Was Lawrence DiCristina found guilty or charged in and by the state of New York for promoting gambling or anything else? (No, he was charged by US Federal authorities) International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) Discussion...more

Cardroom International LLC v. Mark Scheinberg, et. al. (Ferguson, Chris)

Tentative Ruling Dismissing Case in its Entirety (LASC Judge White)

Tentative Ruling Dismissing Case in its Entirety (LASC Judge White); issued as final court ruling and findings in law and motion hearings held on June 7, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. before Hon. Elizabeth White, Judge of the Los...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC

CERTIFICATE of Interested Parties filed by Defendants Alain Jeffery Ifrah, Ifrah PLLC

[Docket Text] CERTIFICATE of Interested Parties filed by Alain Jeffery Ifrah, Ifrah PLLC that identifies all parties that have an interest in the outcome of this case. . (Lund, Kenneth) (Entered: 05/21/2013)...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC

Amended Complaint (Exempt From Arbitration)

Amended Complaint (Exempt from Arbitration) filed on May 14th, 2013 by Plaintiff Chad Elie v. Ifrah PLLC, a Professional Limited Liability Company, Alain Jeffrey Ifrah a/k/a Jeff Ifrah, individually, etc. , et. al,,...more

Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System (Satoshi Nakamoto "White Paper"))

Satoshi Nakamoto Abstract re Bitcoin White Paper: A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution....more

US V. Lawrence DiCristina

BRIEF FOR AMICUS CURIAE THE POKER PLAYERS ALLIANCE IN SUPPORT OF APPELLEE AND AFFIRMANCE

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

Nevada SB 346 (SEN BROWER): AN ACT relating to gaming; revising provisions governing the acceptance of certain wagers by a...

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

New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement Announces Temporary Adoption of Regulations for Fantasy Sports Tournaments in Atlantic...

The New Jersey DGE regulations on fantasy sports games (N.J.A.C. 13:69 P ) can be found at: http://www.nj.gov/oag/ge/temporaryorders.html ...more

CA SB 678 (Correa) Authorization and Regulation of Internet Poker and Consumer Protection Act of 2013

An act to add Chapter 5.2 (commencing with Section 19990) to Division 8 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to gambling. Legislative Counsel’s Digest: Senate Bill No. 678, as introduced, Correa, February 22,...more

Hawaii SB768: Bill for an Act relating to Internet Gaming

Hawaii SB768: Bill for an Act relating to Internet Gaming. --- "BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII: [Excerpts] SECTION 1. The legislature finds that internet wagering on games of chance and...more

ASSEMBLY SUBSTITUTE (Proposed by Assemblyman Burzichelli) FOR ASSEMBLY, No. 2578 (1R) STATE OF NEW JERSEY draft bill re Internet...

New Jersey Internet Gaming Draft Bill -- Sponsored by Assemblymen BURZICHELLI, PRIETO, and RAMOS, JR. "AN ACT authorizing Internet gaming at Atlantic City casinos under certain circumstances and amending and supplementing...more

United States v. Lawrence DiCristina

Court Memorandum, Order, and Judgment

Since games run by the defendant’s business must constitute “gambling” as defined by the IGBA, it must be determined whether poker falls under that definition of gambling. As noted above, the IGBA defines “gambling” as...more

United States v. Lawrence DiCristina

OPINION

Key Legal Opinion Holdings: 1. Poker is Predominated By Skill Rather than Chance. 2. Poker is Not Gambling Under IGBA. On December 9, 2011, defendant Lawrence Dicris-tina was charged in a second superseding...more

US v. Elie et. al.

Reply Memo ISO Motion to Dismiss re Bank Fraud

In an attempt to tell a story that Mr. Elie and the Poker Companies engaged in a conspiracy to deceive banks about voluntary transactions by the banks’ customers, from which the banks profited, the Government makes...more

US v. Campos et. al.

Reply Memo ISO Motion to Dismiss re IGBA / UIGEA

In both its response to defendants’ argument for dismissal of the UIGEA charges and of the IGBA charges, the government runs from the language of the statute, which, in each case,requires dismissal of the charges...more

Commercialisation d'un fonds d'archives audiovisuelles : quelles données juridiques produire ?

Cet article porte sur une stratégie d'utilisation des méthodes d'indexation du flux audiovisuel dans le but de faciliter l'exploitation des droits d'une collection de documents numériques. Il s'agit de...more

Deliverance Poker LLC v. Tiltware LLC and Michael Mizrachi

USDC Order Dismissing Case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

USDC for the WD of TX (Austin Division) Order Dismissing Case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction per Judge James R. Nowlin. ...more

Watercraft, Playboy, and the 9th Circuit's view of Google Adwords

The 9th Circuit has taken a another look at trademark law in the Internet era and determined that the use of a competitor’s name in Google’s Adwords does not constitute trademark infringement....more

Virtual Online Poker Cardrooms: Gambling Under US Federal Law?

Peer to peer iPoker as conducted on the worldwide internet has received much attention given the ever-increasing popularity of the game across the globe. Questions over the legality of such virtual online poker cardrooms...more

How to Enforce Online Website Agreements

The number one concern I have observed with our clients’ online terms and agreements is NOT with the substantive drafting of the provisions, but with the way these contracts (and yes, they are binding contracts) are...more

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