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H-1B Cap for 2015 Fiscal Year Reached - Update

USCIS received approximately 172,500 H-1B cap-subject petitions during the filing period that began April 1 and conducted its computer-generated random selection process on April 10. ...more

Netherlands: National lotteries wish to donate less to charity

Three Dutch lotteries currently holding a license for organizing charity lotteries (the Nationale Postcode Loterij, BankGiro Loterij and Vrienden Loterij have expressed their wish to pay less to charitable organizations....more

Immigration Client Alert: USCIS Announces H-1B Cap Numbers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that 172,500 H-1B petitions were received during the filing period which began April 1, 2014. This number includes petitions filed under the advanced degree...more

USCIS Reaches H-1B Cap for FY 2015 and Conducts Lottery

On Monday, April 7th, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it had received enough H-1B petitions to reach the cap of 65,000 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, as well as the 20,000 limit for those...more

Benesch B-Cast 07: Immigration Deadlines and Demands Employers Need to Know [Video]

Benesch's Rick Hepp discusses Immigration Deadlines and Demands Employers Need to Know....more

Déjà vu All Over Again: Planning For New Hires In Light of The H-1B Visa Lottery

For the second year in a row, the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) has received more petitions in the opening week of H-1B visa season than the number of visas that are available for the entire year. ...more

Supreme Court Denies Leave in Self-Identified Problem Gamblers Class Action – Class Action Remains Uncertified

In Dennis v. Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, 2013 ONCA 501, the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of an unsuccessful certification motion. The class action was commenced on behalf of residents of Ontario...more

Are you Prepared for A Possible H-1B Lottery?

Last year U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received more than 124,000 applications for new H-1B specialty occupation visas for foreign professionals during the first week of April. As a result, USCIS...more

Gaming Legal News - January 2014 • Volume 7, Number 2

In This Issue: - ONTARIO LOTTERY & GAMING CORPORATION RELEASES REQUESTS FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION: When the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced its plans to modernize gaming in Ontario on March...more

Odds-On Favorite MGM Wins The DC-Area Casino Sweepstakes

As long expected, MGM was selected to build the Prince George’s County casino in a 5 to 2 vote by the Maryland Video Lottery Facility Location Commission, in what some considered to be “a foregone conclusion.” MGM’s proposed...more

Turkey: The authorities launch a tender for the privatization of the lotteries

The Turkish authorities have published today an announcement regarding the privatization of their lottery services (Official Gazette w. no. 28833)....more

Gaming Legal News - October 2013 • Volume 6, Number 22 - Bill C-290: From Favorite To Underdog

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

Settlement of VLT fines is coming to an end?

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

DV-2015 Diversity Visa Lottery Now Available

Each year the Diversity Visa Lottery (DV) Program makes available 55,000 immigrant visas to aliens from selected countries (note that 5,000 of those visas are held back for the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American...more

Annual Green Card Lottery Opens October 1, 2013

The U.S. Department of State's Diversity Visa 2015 Immigrant Visa Program (more commonly referred to as the Green Card Lottery) begins Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. EDT and ends Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 12:00...more

It’s Time to Register for the 2015 Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery!

On October 1, 2013, the U.S. Department of State will begin accepting requests to register for the 2015 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2015), also known as the Green Card Lottery. The Diversity Lottery Program provides...more

Immigration News Flash: United States Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Opens Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 at Noon EDT and Will Close...

The Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Registration for the next cycle of this popular program opens Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Entries must be submitted electronically between noon on October 1, 2013, and noon on November 2, 2013,...more

DC’s Neighbors Upping the Ante To Attract District Gamblers

Five years ago, DC-dwellers in search of a casino had to make the more-than-three-hour trek to Atlantic City. Today, as legislatures in nearby Delaware, West Virginia and now Maryland have opened the field to casinos with...more

Belgium: Belgian Competition Council Conducts Dawn Raid At The National Lottery

Belgian media reported today that the Belgian competition authority conducted surprise inspections at the offices of the National Lottery. The raids began on Tuesday (23 July 2013), and were conducted by Belgium's Competition...more

Czech Republic: Is Gambling Law about to liberalise?

Last year, the Czech Government (“Government”) approved a new gambling regulation which should have completely replaced the current Lottery Act. Since the very beginning of the legislative process, the bill has caused...more

The Likely Battle Between the State Lottery and Atlantic City’s Casinos -- Will the Combination of Lottery Privatization and...

The New Jersey State Lottery has been in business for over 42 years. Following a 1969 voter referendum, which overwhelmingly approved the establishment of a state lottery, the New Jersey State Constitution was amended,...more

H-1B Lottery

For the first time since 2008, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the statutory H-1B cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2014 within the first week of the filing period. ...more

USCIS Provides an Update on the Fiscal Year 2014 H-1B Cap

On April 8, 2013, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued an update on the fiscal year 2014 H-1B cap, stating that: "For the first time since 2008, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services...more

FY 2014 H-1B Visa Cap Closed And Lottery Selection Process

On April 5, 2013, USCIS closed FY 2014 H-1B filings after receipt of approximately 124,000 petitions. USCIS conducted a lottery process to determine the 20,000 U.S. Master Degree and 65,000 general category H-1Bs to be...more

Bingo: Casino’s Federal License is A Shield Against Public Nuisance Claim

The State of Alabama filed suit on February 19, 2012, attempting to shut down four casinos it contends are illegal. Three Indian gambling centers and VictoryLand – one of the state’s largest racetracks and casinos and a...more

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