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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

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

Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Plaintiff In Horse-Handling Case

Wisconsin has an equine immunity statute, which provides immunity from liability for injuries relating to horse riding and other equine activities....more

Kentucky Update: Instant Racing

While the Kentucky legislature continues to debate the issue of expanded gaming without progress, two Kentucky horse racing tracks – Kentucky Downs and Ellis Park – offer their patrons “Instant Racing”, or wagering on...more

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