Jeff Ifrah on the Historic Legalization of Online Gaming in New Jersey
As states continue to search for ways to generate additional revenue, several states have explored the possibility of selling lottery tickets online. Online lottery ticket sales represent an untapped market for state...more
End of .COM, innovation, M&A consolidation, CTDs and casino games in my personal predictions for the gaming sector in 2015.
Here are my personal list of gaming predictions for 2015!...more
Advergames are online video games that are created in order to promote a brand, product or organization by immersing a marketing message within the game. They are typically accessed via an organization’s website or app, or...more
In This Issue:
- Gaming Cheat Sheet
- Tips for Parents
- Best & Worst Games
- Excerpt from Video Game Cheat Sheet for Parents: So Your Kids Want a Video Game. Now What?
On December 12, 2014, Judge Anthony Battaglia of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted the State of California’s Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against the Iipay Nation of...more
On December 3, United States Department of Justice attorneys filed a complaint in federal court seeking to prevent the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, a federally recognized Indian tribe near San Diego, from continuing to...more
As earlier announced, the Dutch Games of Chance Authority (“KSA”) called online gambling operators to express their interest in a future license for offering remote gambling in the Netherlands....more
If you were looking forward to regrouping your special forces mission on “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” without any further interference from Pineapple Face, your moment has arrived. The aforesaid Face, as former sword-waving...more
The Dutch Games of Chance Authority (“KSA”) called online gambling operators to express their interest in a license to offer online gambling in the Netherlands. This can be done as per today, through an online form available...more
Last month, the Government of Québec released its long-awaited report on online gaming (“iGaming”). The Working Group on Online Gambling was struck in February 2010 to analyze the social impact of iGaming in Québec, and...more
Online sports betting and casino games are leading to a positive trend in the Italian online gaming market, but the best results are expected by the end of the first quarter 2015.
I have attended a very interesting...more
Last week, without much attention, four new regulations affecting online gaming operations in New Jersey became effective under the authority of the Division of Gaming Enforcement. The rules include changes to directives on...more
In denying a motion for summary judgment of invalidity under Section 101, the court stated: "An inability to articulate an abstract idea to which claims are directed may be a clue that those claims satisfy Section 101." The...more
The International Social Gaming Association (ISGA) has released its second study addressing concerns that social casino games encourage young people to gamble or develop problem gambling behaviour. ...more
China: Guidelines for developing sports into a RMB 5 trillion-per-annum sector released -
China's Cabinet, the State Council, has issued new guidelines which, amongst other things, aims to grow output of China’s...more
Increased cybercrimes and data security threats have recently made headline news with reports of massive data security breaches at major U.S. companies, including Target and more recently, The Home Depot. Risks of data...more
The following paragraph was included in the coalition agreement released last week by the new Belgian government:
“The government will review the Games of Chance Act of 7 May 1999 […], with the purpose of increasing...more
On 26 September, the General Court of the European Union handed down two judgments dismissing the appeals of Dansk Automat Brancheforening ("DAB") and Royal Scandanavian Casino Århus against a European Commission decision of...more
The EU General Court upheld the Danish gambling regime providing for a different tax treatment between online gaming and land based gaming putting an end to a long legal battle that had side effects also in other...more
Online gaming has considerably changed during the last 3 years and therefore I decided to publish an updated version of the FAQs on the regime applicable to Italian online gaming licenses. ...more
On 14 August 2014, the New South Wales Legislative Council’s Select Committee on the Impact of Gambling presented its report to the New South Wales Government (available here). The report is the product of an extensive public...more
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
A new legal framework for online gambling in Portugal, that has been under discussion for several years, finally seems to be moving ahead.
On 19 June, the Council of Ministers approved a proposal of law that will allow...more
I thought we had reached the end of our FBAR streak, but not yet. In a Federal District Court case opinion released last week, the Northern District of California ruled that a U.S. online gambler was obligated to report his...more
In the run-up to the legalization of the online gambling market in the Netherlands, the Staatsloterij has announced that it aims to offer new types of games on the internet soon. This news appears from the new strategy for...more
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