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Another Gambling Class Action Fails – Court Finds Social Casino Games Not Gambling

A Federal Court in Washington state dismissed a Plaintiff’s class action claims that social casino games using purchasable virtual casino chips constitute gambling under Washington state law. The Court found that the virtual...more

Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Denial of Certification for Problem Gamblers

In a ruling released on July 31, 2013, problem gamblers in Ontario were denied certification of a $3.5-billion class action law suit commenced against the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. The Court of Appeal’s decision...more

Card Club’s Tip-Pooling Arrangement Did Not Violate The Law

Haim Avidor is the lead plaintiff in this putative class of current and former card dealers employed by Sutter’s Place, a cardroom/casino located in San Jose (“Bay 101?). Bay 101 required its dealers to contribute a set...more

Tip Pooling Policy Held Lawful By California Court—So Long As Recipients Are Not Management Level

Avidor v. Sutter’s Place, Inc., No. H037142 (January 23, 2013): A California Court of Appeal recently upheld a casino’s tip-pooling arrangement with card dealers who work at the casino. In this case, a class of current and...more

You’re Out of Luck, Appellate Court Tells Casino Card Dealers

Avidor v. Sutter’s Place, Inc., decided January 23, 2013, California Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District, involved a class action brought on behalf of card dealers employed by Sutter’s Place, a casino....more

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