Efforts to pass online poker legislation in California have failed for years, in large part due to the failure to achieve consensus on the most critical issues affecting stakeholders. California is now poised to consider new...more
Action Item: On February 26, 2015, Pennsylvania State Representative John Payne and several other sponsors introduced legislation that would amend the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act to authorize online or...more
The Italian gambling regulator, AAMS, has just issued guidelines setting gaming law principles for poker tournaments with variable prizes and multiphase poker tournaments that might attract new interest to online poker in...more
On February 25, 2014, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and his Delaware counterpart, Governor Jack Markell, signed the first interstate compact to allow the pooling of I-gaming patrons in the two states. ...more
Independent Senator Nick Xenophon, who was first elected to the Senate on the back of an anti-poker machine campaign, has accused the Coalition Government of being captive to vested interests in the pokies industry. Senator...more
In the game Monopoly, lucky players landing on Community Chest might turn over the highly desirable “Bank Error in Your Favor, Collect $200? card. By the next turn, the proceeds are usually invested in properties and houses,...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.
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
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
BETTING AND GAMING -
Italy: Yes, live poker is a skill game - The Italian Supreme Court held that live poker Texas hold’em tournaments are a skill game and therefore their performance does not trigger an illegal...more
The Norwegian Appellate Court (Nw: Lagmannsretten) (the Court) recently handed down it’s decision in a case where the Oslo Regional Prosecutor’s Office had charged a person with hosting a gambling event and confiscation of...more
The NY appeals court reinstated a gambling conviction against a man who ran an illegal Texas Hold'em lounge. Originally, the gambling conviction was dismissed, largely based on the argument that poker was a game of skill, and...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
Italian, French, German, Portuguese, UK and Spanish gambling regulators met in Lisbon at the beginning of the month and more recently issued interesting statements at the World Gaming Executive Summit 2013 that might lead to...more
It took just two weeks for the first online poker site located and operated completely inside the United States to deal its one millionth hand of poker. While UltimatePoker.com is only available to Nevada residents located in...more
April 30 was an historic day for online poker players in the United States. Just a bit more than two years after the indictment and civil cases that were termed “Black Friday” shut down the industry, Ultimate Poker became the...more
Originally published in Casino Enterprise Management magazine – March 2013.
With no federal Internet gaming bill on the horizon, state legislatures are again focused on whether and to what extent Internet gaming will...more
On the last possible day for bills to be introduced in 2013, Friday, February 22, Senator Correa introduced Senate Bill 678 to legalize online poker in California. SB 678 appears to be a “spot” placeholder bill while the...more
Full Tilt Poker, Poker Stars, and the U.S. Department of Justice announced today that Poker Stars will acquire Full Tilt Poker’s assets in a transaction that ends the DOJ’s civil forfeiture case against Full Tilt. Both Full...more
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