Jeff Ifrah on the Historic Legalization of Online Gaming in New Jersey
On 26 November, online gambling was officially given the green light in the state of New Jersey, in what has been a highly anticipated liberalisation of their gambling market. Pundits and stakeholders alike will be eager to...more
Zynga, the world’s largest app-developer has scored a win against the owner of the SCRABBLE brand. This case brings up several interesting points about international trade-mark protection in the era of apps....more
In Lewis v. Activision Blizzard, Inc., No. 4:12-cv-01096-CW (N.D. Cal. Oct. 17, 2013), an employee of Blizzard brought suit against the company for copyright infringement, alleging ownership of voiceover work used in the...more
The Spanish Official Gazette has published today a Decision from the Spanish Gambling Authority (namely Decision no. HAP/1998/2013) amending the regulations that apply to betting and bingo....more
The Gaming Commission again announced yesterday in Belgian media that it intends to restrict the possibility to play games on social network sites such as Facebook. According to the Commission, a majority of the participants...more
The Gambling Commission is planning to introduce new and amended licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP) during 2014, in anticipation of the implementation of the proposed UK point of consumption regime. All operators...more
The Italian gambling regulator has now confirmed that they are considering to oblige also online game suppliers to hold an Italian remote gaming license in order to offer their games to Italian residents as a measure to fight...more
The British Gambling Commission has begun formal consultation on an array of issues. It is asking the industry for its help in shaping the regulatory regime of the future.
In this briefing, we provide a detailed...more
For the first time ever the Dutch Gambling Authority has sanctioned an online gaming company. Globalstars, a gambling company based on Curacao (The Netherlands Antilles), was fined for 100.000 euros for offering online games...more
The European Parliament today published its Report on online gambling in the internal market calling for a balanced and EU compliant approach when regulating the market.
The European Parliament Resolution contains more...more
The world of online gaming has become a booming industry, and like most other industries, online gaming attracts participants from all over the world. Participants who want to come to the U.S. to play and compete in online...more
More than two years after “Black Friday” – the day on which federal prosecutors shut down the U.S. operations of Full Tilt Poker and other major online poker providers and seized billions of dollars in assets – it appears...more
Sometimes, when you read the basics of a story, it sounds so incredulous, you think “surely, there has to be more to it.” ...more
Of the many Australian traditions, there is one which unifies the country irrespective of background and geographical location – sitting down to “Friday Night Footy” with friends and family. It is quite clearly a national...more
The Spanish General Directorate of Gaming Affairs (Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego - "DGOJ") has just published its report on the Spanish gambling industry during 2012....more
Microsoft is dropping its new console, the Xbox One, just in time for Christmas this year. The official unveiling occurred last month and reviews have been . . . mixed. The most controversial aspects of the console were...more
The authorities from Andorra, a small country located in the Pyrenees -between France and Spain-, have publicly announced their intention to launch a newly regulated framework for the operation of offline and online gambling...more
On April 12, 2013, the UK’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT), the UK regulator for consumer affairs and competition, announced that it was launching an investigation into children’s web- and app-based games. In particular, the...more
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; International; and Upcoming Hearings.
Excerpt from Leading the Past Week -
And the beat goes on… Another week with the White...more
More than 25 years ago, gaming in the United States faced a conundrum as Indian Tribes and States debated the legality of gambling on tribal lands. The issue culminated in a landmark decision in the United State Supreme...more
Gaming operations in the United States have traditionally been supply-side driven. Sheldon Andelson, CEO and Chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corp., recently analogized the industry to the movie Field of Dreams: If you build it,...more
In late February 2013 the New Jersey Legislature passed legislation allowing on-line wagering, subject to certain limitations. This legislation was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie. Under the new law, licensed...more
As New Jersey joins Nevada in the authorization of Internet gaming, there is only one law firm that combines online gaming joint venture negotiation and transactional experience with an unparalleled familiarity with Nevada...more
Today, New Jersey became the third state in the country to legalize online gaming within its borders, as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) signed into law a bill legalizing online gaming in the state....more
Today, New Jersey became the third state in the country to legalize online gaming within its borders, as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) signed into law a bill legalizing online gaming in the state.
Under the law,...more