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Australia: Cautionary tales of commercial dealings and sovereign risk

Last Thursday, the Victorian Supreme Court delivered judgment in Tabcorp Holdings Limited v The State of Victoria [2014] VSC 301 and Tatts Group Limited v The State of Victoria [2014] VSC 302. As we have previously…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts

GB: What is gambling software?

The Gambling Commission has published a guidance note aimed at assisting the industry determine what constitutes “gambling software” and which entities within a supply chain require a licence from the Gambling…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

GB: Statutory Instrument confirming transitional timetable for the upcoming licensing process is published

The Government has published The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2014, which confirms the transitional timetable for the upcoming licensing process…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law

Netherlands: standstill-period remote gambling legislation has ended, what’s next?

On 5 March 2014, the 171 page-long text of the proposed Dutch Remote Gambling Act (“Act”) was notified to the European Commission. Now that the three-month standstill period at the European Commission has passed, the bill is to…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law

Poland: Government moves to update gambling legislation

The Ministry of Finance has recently published a new draft amendment to the Polish Gambling Act. It includes a number of significant measures aimed at facilitating the application of Poland’s strict gambling regulations…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law

U.S.: United States Supreme Court Stops Sports Betting in NJ

Despite New Jersey’s long and hard fought battle to legalize sports betting within the Garden State, the United States Supreme Court decided not to hear New Jersey’s appeal of the lower, appellate court ruling that stayed the…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law

GB: POC licensing process – updated FAQs published

The Gambling Commission has published the latest set of FAQs to assist applicants with the licence application process…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law

GB: Gambling Commission updates testing strategy guidance

In preparation for the implementation of the new point-of-consumption regulatory regime, the Gambling Commission has published an update to its testing strategy document, which aims to assist licence holders with compliance with…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Portugal: Fresh moves to regulate online gambing approved by Council of Ministers

A new legal framework for online gambling in Portugal, that has been under discussion for several years, finally seems to be moving ahead. On 19 June, the Council of Ministers approved a proposal of law that will allow…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law

GB: Letter before action issued to British Government; citing potential judicial review of amendments to the Gambling Act

The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association, a trade body representing the Gibraltar operators, has published correspondence between its external legal counsel and both the British Government and the British Gambling Commission…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure

Spain: Opening of the tender for the BCN World gambling resort

On June, 13, 2014 the regional gambling authorities of Catalonia (“Direcció General de Tributs i Joc“) officialy adopted the (long-time awaited) call for tender for launching the so-called BCN World gambling resort. Under the…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, International Law & Trade

Belgium: Gaming Commission pleads for a further restriction and rationalization of the gaming industry

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 the…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Elections & Politics

Malta: LGA announces changes to its gaming regulations

The Lotteries and Gaming Authority announced today a series of policy changes. These include changes regarding: · Hosting of servers abroad · Simultaneous Log in of Players · Audit requirements..…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law

Social Gaming: Detailed study into the interplay between social gaming and real-money gaming published

The International Social Gaming Association, the trade body representing many of the leading providers of casino-style social games, has published a detailed report analysing the social games phenomenon…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, International Law & Trade

New South Wales match fixing reform Bill

The NSW Government has introduced a draft Bill in to Parliament to combat match fixing in sport. The Racing Administration Amendment (Sports Betting National Operational Model) Bill 2014 aims to provide a framework in NSW for…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Criminal Law
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