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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
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 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
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
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
In This Issue:
- Risky Business? Assessing Risks with A Risk Assessment Checklist
- Haunting Prose: Ghostwriting and Transparency in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Publications
- 2012 In The Line Of Fire:...more
We are pleased to provide "Pharma/Device Enforcement: A Year in Review," Skadden's annual look at trends in the sector. This year's edition includes details on 2011 DOJ settlements, FDA enforcement trends, enforcement...more
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
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
EFF urged a federal appeals court to dismiss charges that would turn any employee use of company computers in violation of corporate policy into a federal crime.
In U.S. v. Nosal, an ex-employee is being prosecuted on the...more
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
On February 24, 2010, a Milan court found three senior Google executives criminally liable for data protection violations in relation to an offensive video that was posted on the Google Video site and remained available to...more
cyber attacks on corporates have become common either by competitors or state sponsored actors of foriegn state, Security to organisations and legal compliance has become important...more
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