Fantasy Football: The Legal Reality
"A Great Day for New Jersey" - On Governor Christie's Move to Bring Online Gaming to NJ
Recently, the Council of Ministers approved to the plan of the State Secretary for Security and Justice, mr. Teeven, to reform the Dutch games of chance market.
The current policy on games of chance will be modernized...more
On Monday 14th July, the European Commission issued its Recommendation for the principles that Member States should consider adopting for the further protection of the consumers of online gambling services.
In preparation for the implementation of the new point-of-consumption regulatory regime, the Gambling Commission has published an update to its testing strategy document, which aims to assist licence holders with compliance...more
While he is in the process of negotiating a new gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe, Florida Governor Rick Scott has jumped into the contentious debate on whether Internet gaming should be legal. In this, the Governor has...more
Pennsylvania legislators are beginning to explore a topic that, for them, was previously uncharted territory: the possibility of legalizing Internet gaming. In April 2013, Representative Tina Davis introduced a bill (HR 1235)...more
On 30 April 2014, the Government published its Gambling Protections and Controls document which details the statutory measures it intends to take in relation to a number of gambling related issues....more
Spanish Supreme Court orders Le Monde to pay damages to Real Madrid and FC Barcelona -
The Spanish Supreme Court has ordered French daily newspaper Le Monde to pay damages of €300,000 to Real Madrid and €15,000 to FC...more
Yesterday, the German online lotteries provider Tipp24 notified its intention to enter the Dutch market and to comply to the proposed Remote Gambling Ac. This means that Tipp24 is willing to donate 40% of its revenue in the...more
On Wednesday (5 March), the 171 page-long text of the proposed Dutch Remote Gambling Act has been notified to the European Commission. This is a sign that the Dutch government is speeding up the process, since the text of the...more
Pennsylvania is a candidate to be one of the next states to pass iGaming legislation, but a variety of competing factors make setting the odds for that outcome tricky business. This article considers some of the issues that...more
BETTING AND GAMING -
US: Draft legislation aims to prohibit Internet gambling - Last month, a draft Internet Gambling Control Act surfaced on the Internet. This proposed legislation, attributed by industry websites to...more
According to a report by the Financial Times, British internet service providers (ISPs) have rejected an attempt by the Gambling Commission to post warning pages on unlicensed gambling websites, alerting the user that the...more
Over the weekend, a draft of the “Internet Gambling Control Act” surfaced on the internet. This proposed legislation, attributed by industry websites to the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, seeks to expand the scope of...more
Calendar year 2014 is guaranteed to be an interesting year on many fronts, including the gaming industry. The expansion of gaming in Ohio is off and running at a dramatic pace, with more gaming to come on line this year via...more
LexisNexis and Spectrum Gaming hosted a Jan. 8, 2014 webinar to discuss the legalization of online gaming in Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey, and how this might shape the future expansion of the industry.
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes have filed suit against Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell after the Department Interior blocked their effort to offer real-money online gaming to international customers....more
As long-time observers of and participants in the internet gaming industry, we at Ifrah Law looked forward to 2013 as a year full of promise for internet gaming, particularly in the United States. In the end, industry...more
Having passed the Statutes Amendment (Gambling Reform) Act 2013 (SA) (as we have previously discussed here), the South Australian Government has now set its sights on ensuring that South Australian children are not exposed to...more
Welcome to EiG 2013 -
Last year we referenced the sense of deja vu in the preceding 12 month period and not surprisingly, the same themes and issues have dominated the online gambling industry since 2012.
On 3 October 2013, and as a result of the country´s evaluation meeting with Troika, the Portuguese Government announced that it will legalize the online gambling market, in order to increase tax revenues....more
The Swedish Gambling Authority has issued injunctions under the penalty of a fine of SEK 45,000 per day against the Swedish newspapers Aftonbladet and Expressen, claiming that the newspapers’ links to foreign based gambling...more
Overview of the top gambling regulatory developments in September.
Following Bulgaria’s publication of a blacklist of operators illegally targeting the jurisdiction in June 2013, the country issued...more
Sept. 16 (Bloomberg) -- If you're like us, you're already worrying about who you're going to start this Sunday on your fake football team. But if your league has an entry fee, you may well be engaged in an illegal...more
In the 2012 Budget, the UK government announced its intention to tax remote gambling on a point of consumption basis. A consultation ran from 5 April 2012 until 28 June 2012 whereby operators, suppliers and other interested...more
The Opposition has released a four part plan which focuses on a national voluntary scheme to tackle problem gambling and help problem gamblers. The four part plan includes...more
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