Horse Racing

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Three Point Shot - June 2015

Jockeying for Dollars: Kentucky Downs Faces Two Lawsuits over Betting Machines - And they're off ... to the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. One of the country's premier racetracks,...more

News from Second and State

Monday marked one month until a state budget must be passed. While it’s hard to say whether we’re any closer to enactment of a balanced state spending plan, there was some budget-related activity in the state legislature this...more

Bankruptcy Beat: Jockeys Nearing Finishing Line in 25-Year Civil and Bankruptcy Litigation with their Former Business Managers

Hall of fame horse racing jockeys Laffit Pincay, Jr. and Chris McCarron first sued their former business managers, Vincent and Robert Andrews, in California District Court in 1989 for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and other...more

All Bets Are Off: Kentucky Downs Trade Secrets Case Presents Novel Question Under Kentucky’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act

Earlier this month, AmTote International, Inc. sued the famed Kentucky Downs racetrack, three high-ranking Kentucky Downs employees, and Encore Gaming, LLC in federal court alleging misappropriation of trade secrets related...more

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - April 2015 (Global)

FILM AND TV - Australia: ACMA's broad powers to hold media accountable confirmed by High Court - The High Court has confirmed that the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has the power to declare that a...more

UK: Budget Announcement – Introduction of a Horserace Betting Right

On 18 March 2015 Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, announced that the Government would bring forward legislative proposals to replace the existing statutory Horserace Betting Levy with a new Horserace Betting...more

Gaming Legal News - Volume 8 Number 1: Idaho Tribes And Community Leaders Seek To Limit "Instant Racing" Gaming Machines

A popular and profitable form of gaming has sparked a controversy in Idaho between the state’s Indian tribes and horse racetracks. "Instant Racing" video slot machines replay the last seconds of horse races run in the past,...more

Spain: New deadline for renewal of singular gambling licenses

The Spanish Gambling Authority (Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego-DGOJ) has just published (16 January 2015) a guideline with the procedures for the renewal of the singular gambling licenses that where granted in 2012...more

UK: Government opens further consultation on Horserace Betting Levy

The Government has commenced a second consultation on the Horserace Betting Levy. The Government is seeking views on two options: reforming the existing Levy or replacing it with a bespoke new statutory framework....more

Bill Introduced in Congress Would Undo DOJ Reinterpretation of Wire Act

The Restoration of America’s Wire Act, H.R. 4301, 113th Cong. (2nd Sess. 2014), S. 2159, 113th Cong. (2nd Sess. 2014) (RAWA), was introduced in Congress on March 26, 2014. The bill amends provisions of the federal criminal...more

Win, Place, Show: Who Comes First in Equine Liens?

Stakes are high when it comes to horse racing. Part of the lure of the track is testing one's luck; you can win big or lose it all. When it comes to the business side of the Thoroughbred industry, however, risk is not nearly...more

Gambling Bill amendment – overseas bookmakers to pay horserace betting levy

The Government has announced plans to introduce an amendment to the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill which would see the obligation to pay the horserace betting levy extended to overseas bookmakers, alongside the...more

GB: Government moves to ensure that overseas bookmakers pay the Levy

A late amendment has been introduced to the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill in an attempt to extend the territorial reach of British legislation to require overseas operators to pay the horseracing levy....more

Australia: Potential wagering model shake up in Queensland

Racing Queensland has announced that it is seeking Expressions of Interest from national and international wagering operators who are interested in bringing innovation to the “exciting world of wagering” associated with...more

Customised sports and horse bets launched (Italy)

Italian players can now bet through Italian licensed platforms and betting shops on the same types of bets and events offered on foreign licensed platforms....more

Sports Litigation Alert, Volume 10, Issue 18, October 4, 2013 - Cloning Decision Could Lead to Copycat Litigation in the World of...

Owners of elite American Quarter Horses may soon be ponying up to create clones of their champions. On July 31, 2013 a North Texas District Court jury decided that the American Quarter Horse Association’s (“AQHA”) rule...more

Sweden: ATG, the governmentally owned Swedish Horse Racing company, wants to abolish the Swedish gambling monopoly

The Swedish Horse Racing Totalisator Board, ATG, was established by the Swedish government in 1974 and currently has monopoly on horse betting in Sweden....more

Swift UAE response to Godolphin scandal

Following the surprise doping scandal involving Dubai owned Godolphin stables in Newmarket, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has moved swiftly in response to the findings of the British Horseracing Authority (“BHA”)....more

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