Gaming Legal News - March 22, 2013 • Volume 6, Number 7

In This Issue:

- “NO MORE BETS”: ONTARIO COURT OF APPEAL DISMISSES “FLOATING BALL”1 CASE:

“The process of removing a floating ball from the wheel, declaring a ‘nospin’, and rendering all bets void has no substantive impact on the fairness or integrity of the game of roulette vis-à-vis the players. This is because of the nature of the game as a true game of chance and, to some extent, because of the house advantage. The existence of a floating ball renders the spin a nullity, but it does not disadvantage the players. In these circumstances, I see no basis for distinguishing floating balls from other irregularities that necessitate stopping the game.” – Simmons, J.A. at para. 86 of Moreira

- DETROIT CASINOS’ FEBRUARY REVENUES DECREASE FROM SAME MONTH LAST YEAR: MICHIGAN GAMING CONTROL BOARD RELEASES FEBRUARY 2013 REVENUE DATA:

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) released the revenue and wagering tax data for February 2013 for the three Detroit, Michigan, commercial casinos. The three Detroit commercial casinos posted a collective 13.67% decrease in gaming revenues compared to the same month in 2012. Aggregate gross gaming revenue for the Detroit commercial casinos increased, however, by approximately 4.8% compared to January 2013 revenue figures, continuing the increase in revenues between January and February in 2012...

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Topics:  Breach of Contract, Casinos, Gambling, Misrepresentation, Negligence, Revenue, Unjust Enrichment

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