Gaming Legal News: September 28, 2011 • Volume 4, Number 29

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In this issue:

INTERNET GAMING IN D.C. – A TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN?

Internet gaming in the District of Columbia continues to face setbacks that signify it is unlikely to commence anytime soon. Events occurring over the past week strongly indicate that D.C.’s bid to be the first state to offer intrastate gambling will be stymied, leaving the “Race to Be First” wide open.

From Massachusetts and New Jersey in the east to California in the west, government officials are looking at internet poker and other games as a partial solution for their economic woes. In addition, lottery operators everywhere see online gambling as a way to avoid becoming another bricks and mortar memory. Even the President of the American Gaming Association, Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., views internet gaming favorably provided it is in an appropriate format...

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS AND THE MOHEGAN TRIBE OF CONNECTICUT – A TALE OF NON-INDIAN GAMING

After years of talk and more talk, starts and stops, and then more talk, the Legislators on Beacon Hill appear certain to enact a casino bill within the next two weeks. Now fueled by a new poll showing that 56 percent of Massachusetts residents favor casino gaming, the debate will be centered on how many licenses to issue, the geographical locations for each licensed facility, and whether there should be an “Indian preference” for a casino in the southeastern part of the state to accommodate one of the state’s two federally recognized tribes of Wampanoag Indians...

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Published In: Administrative Agency Updates, General Business Updates, Indigenous Peoples Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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