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Gambling Class Action

Skin Gambling Plaintiffs Find Themselves Back Where They Started

by Ifrah PLLC on

The lawsuits against Valve Corporation are continuing their tortured procedural paths from various federal courts to state court and back again. After filing a complaint against Valve and several co-defendants in federal...more

eSports Lawsuit Over For Now, But State Action May Follow

by Goodwin on

On October 4, 2016, a federal judge in the Western District of Washington dismissed a suit against Valve Corporation (“Valve”) alleging that Valve and third-party websites had facilitated online gambling in violation of state...more

Federal Court Holds That Casino In Video Game App Is Not A Gambling Device

by Reed Smith on

A Federal court in Illinois dismissed a class action lawsuit against Machine Zone, Inc. Machine Zone is the maker of the popular “Game of War” mobile app. Although the app can be downloaded for free, a portion of the game,...more

Skin in the Game: Is There Online Gambling in the World of eSports?

by Goodwin on

Over a billion people around the world have caught eSports fever. eSports, also known as electronic sports or competitive video gaming, describes a wide array of online games spanning from traditional sports games to...more

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

Garçon to FanDuel: Check please!

by BakerHostetler on

What are a veteran NFL player’s name, image, and likeness worth in the burgeoning (but recently beleaguered-by-lawsuits) daily fantasy sports gaming industry? NFL wide receiver Pierre Garçon’s putative class action lawsuit...more

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - June 2015

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ADVERTISING - UK: Tweaks to rules on sales promotions and competitions - The UK’s Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has introduced changes to the provisions of its advertising code which deal with the running of...more

Real-Money Online Gambling Industry Young, but Could Class Action Lawsuits be Brewing?

by Ifrah PLLC on

The return of online poker to the United States in state-regulated environments poses attractive opportunities for operators. But, at the same time, operators need to look to the experience of brick and mortar casinos to...more

Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Denial of Certification for Problem Gamblers

by Bennett Jones LLP on

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

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

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

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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