Jeff Ifrah on the Historic Legalization of Online Gaming in New Jersey
The European Commission has commenced a games industry consultation, looking to assess the impact of in-app purchasing models. ...more
Yesterday, at the annual J. P. Morgan Global High Yield & Leveraged Finance Conference in Miami Beach, Florida, Ifrah Law Founding Member Jeff Ifrah shared his predictions for the growing online gaming industry in the U.S....more
Last Friday (14 February), the legislative proposal for the Dutch Remote Gambling Act has been brought before the Dutch Council of State for its opinion. This Act stipulates under which conditions online gambling will be...more
Gambling Law No IX-325 currently regulates gambling in the Republic of Lithuania. However, it fails to take account of which entities are permitted to provide gambling services and through which means of communication. In a...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.
Decentralized virtual currencies (also called math-based, crypto-, or alt-currencies) harness the Internet’s distributed architecture and vast processing power to provide an entirely new platform for payments innovation....more
The taxation of virtual currencies has garnered increasing attention, in part due to the princely fortunes some are making from the rapid increase in the price of Bitcoins. Yet, the U.S. IRS has issued little guidance in this...more
For those following the ongoing political wranglings over gaming machines in UK betting shops, yesterday’s Parliamentary developments were particularly noteworthy. The issue became front-and-centre in Prime Minister’s...more
2013 was an incredibly active year for social media legal issues. Below are selected highlights on some of the more interesting legal issues that impacted social media, along with links to reference material relating to the...more
Last week the German Federal Supreme Court (FSC) finally released its full decision, with reasons, in the Gameforge “Runes of Magic” litigation. The court had already made its decision on 17 July 2013 (file no.: I ZR 34/12)....more
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; International; Miscellaneous; and Upcoming Hearings.
Excerpt from Leading the Past Week -
Before leaving for the Christmas...more
Many people think that there is little financial value in our digital assets, and that is true in some instances. For example, photographs, blogs, videos, Facebook posts, tweets, and account records do not, by themselves,...more
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has this week expressed the need for industry guidance to ensure greater consumer protection by the “app” games industry....more
In This Issue:
- NORTHWEST GAMING LAW SUMMIT:
The Seminar Group’s 11th annual Northwest Gaming Law Summit, which has a heavy focus on tribal gaming, is set for December 12–13 in Seattle, Washington...
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
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