Las Vegas Sands Verdict Should Be Upheld, Lawyer Says
In the coming months the Massachusetts Gaming Commission will issue the Commonwealth’s very first casino license. The development of this new and soon to-be rapidly growing gaming economy in Massachusetts is set to create any...more
On November 28, a round table on the role of the European Union in online gambling was organized by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) during the sixth Responsible Gaming Day in Brussels.
By the judgment rendered on 22 October 2013 in the Belgian version of the long-lasting The Pirate Bay saga, the Belgian Court of Cassation (Belgium’s Supreme Court) confirmed the lawfulness of a far-reaching injunction order...more
In This Issue:
- CHAUDHURI APPOINTED TO NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING COMMISSION:
On September 4, 2013, Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri, an enrolled member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, was appointed to a three-year term as...more
Pursuant to the Gambling Law dated 19 November 2009 (“Law”), the Polish government grants monopoly rights over number games, cash lotteries and telebingo. However, the Law does not specifically refer to the internet and the...more
The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) released the revenue and wagering tax data for September 2013 for the three Detroit, Michigan commercial casinos. The three Detroit commercial casinos posted a collective 6.8%...more
BETTING AND GAMING -
UK: 12-year ban for snooker match fixing - The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association has suspended snooker player Stephen Lee for 12 years after he was found guilty of match fixing....more
Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, LLC (“Sterling Suffolk”), Wynn MA, LLC (“Wynn”), and Crossroads Massachusetts, LLC (“Crossroads”) are the three applicants competing for one resort casino license in Eastern Massachusetts. All...more
In This Issue:
- WAR GAMES IN WISCONSIN (2013 STYLE):
Wisconsin is home to 11 recognized Indian tribes. It is a fact that 11 tribes will not unanimously agree on all issues. It also is a fact that not all issues...more
New guidelines have been issued for the approval of Victorian gaming venues which relate to the location and design of children’s play areas.
Many clubs and hotels which operate as gaming venues, also offer dining,...more
Canadians can place legal, provincially regulated sports bets through lottery terminals found in popular locations such as convenience stores, grocery stores, and shopping malls. According to the Canadian Gambling Digest, in...more
Lottomatica/GTech and SNAI have informed the market that they decided to settle the fines imposed on Italian videolottery concessionaires referred in this post paying an amount between 25% and 30% of fines initially awarded....more
The Gambling Commission has published its Betting Integrity decisions making framework. This outlines the Commission’s practices and decision making procedure when betting integrity issues arise, from when the Commission...more
In a ruling of 16 October 2013, the Federal Administrative Court confirmed a judgment of the Higher Administrative Court Mannheim that an online football Fantasy League game requiring a one time entrance fee does not qualify...more
The UK’s consumer watchdog, the Office of Fair Trading, has published the results of its consultation into the business practices of games providers, with a particular focus on the relationship between such products and the...more
If your company or clients run contests or sweepstakes on Facebook, you need to be aware that Facebook recently changed its promotional guidelines (“Guidelines”), yet again.
• You can now collect entries by having...more
In This Issue:
- WILL GAMING EXPANSION IN NEIGHBORING OHIO “SPUR” KENTUCKY TO STOP “HORSING AROUND” ON THE ISSUE?
Well before Governor Beshear took office in 2008, the Commonwealth of Kentucky had been...more
Patrick Van Eecke and Antoon Dierick (both DLA Piper Brussels) comment on the latest ruling of the European Court of Justice in respect of Italian gaming an betting regulations....more
The City of Boston entered into a historic agreement that is projected to bring approximately $52 million in annual revenue to the city, $50 million in annual local spending and a guaranteed 4,000 jobs. As part of the...more
King.com, maker of some of the most popular Facebook and mobile games, filed a complaint in the Northern District of California Tuesday, claiming competitor 6Waves cloned King's Pet Rescue Saga and Farm Hero Saga games in...more
The Italian Government has passed the previously reported law decree granting to Italian videolottery operators the option to settle the aggregate € 2.5 bn fines issued in 2011 against them through the payment of at least 25%...more
Is gambling law about to liberalise in the Czech Republic? - Foreign entrepreneurs may benefit from the Czech Government's approval of new gambling regulations needed to comply with EU requirements.
Data Centre Risk...more
In This Issue:
- “RESERVATION SHOPPING” CIRCA 2013:
The term “reservation shopping” has been coined by various anticasino groups, some local governments, and even some gaming tribes to disparage efforts of...more
In this issue:
- OLG ISSUES NEW “HOSTING FEE” PAYMENTS; NEW OLG CHAIR IS
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has agreements, known as “Municipality Contribution Agreements,” with the...more
The Italian Supreme Court held that it is possible for shops to place video terminals (the so called “totem”) connecting to Italian online gaming licensed platforms under the regime in force before the implementation of the...more