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Massachusetts Gaming Update: One Slots Parlor Is Enough

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On Election Day, Massachusetts residents said “yes, please” to marijuana, but “no, thank you” to an additional fruit machine in the Commonwealth. Ballot Question 1 would have expanded the Commonwealth’s Gaming Act to allow...more

PA Supreme Court Declares Portion of Slot Machine Tax Unconstitutional; Provides Possible Preview of Pending NOL Cap Case

by Reed Smith on

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court finds municipal share assessment unconstitutional. The Court held that the municipal share assessment, imposed on slot machine revenue, is a non-uniform progressive rate structure that violates...more

Polish Gambling Market on the Eve of Revolution

by K&L Gates LLP on

On July 20, the Polish government adopted a draft amendment to the Polish Gambling Act (“Draft Amendment”). The Draft Amendment was notified to the European Commission and until October 31, 2016, awaits comments and...more

In Florida, a Fine Line Between Arcade Games and Illegal Gambling

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After being featured prominently at last year’s Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, skill-based slot machines—think Angry Birds, Candy Crush, or Guitar Hero, but played for cash—have been heralded as the heir apparent to the...more

Massachusetts Gaming Update: Ballot Initiative for Second Slots Parlor

by Goodwin on

A petition to allow a second slots parlor in Massachusetts has moved one step closer to advancing to the November 2016 ballot. In December 2015, opponents to the ballot initiative filed suit challenging the petition on the...more

Ballot Initiative for Another Slots Parlor in Massachusetts

by Goodwin on

Massachusetts voters may have the choice to “hit” or “stand” on another gaming establishment. A potential ballot question for this November is whether the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (“MGC”) should be allowed to issue an...more

Massachusetts Regulators Pave the Way for Skill-Based Slots

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The game of skill vs. game of chance debate has been the focus of gaming law for years now. Until recently, it was largely discussed in the context of poker and fantasy sports betting. A new arena for debate is now upon us,...more

Gaming Legal News: Volume 8, Number 11

by Dickinson Wright on

BEYOND THE SLOT MACHINE: NEW BILL DIRECTS NEVADA’S GAMING REGULATORS TO CRAFT REGULATIONS TO ALLOW “HYBRID” GAMES - Nevada is the world’s preeminent gaming destination. Not by chance, but by being a leader in...more

The Netherlands: resistance against different gambling taxes; complaint EC lodged

by DLA Piper on

Yesterday, Dutch media reported that the proposed Remote Gambling Act (“RGA”) is subject to a complaint filed with the European Commission. The sector organization of slot machines, VAN, submitted the complaint stating that...more

Gaming Legal News - Volume 8 Number 1: Idaho Tribes And Community Leaders Seek To Limit "Instant Racing" Gaming Machines

by Dickinson Wright on

A popular and profitable form of gaming has sparked a controversy in Idaho between the state’s Indian tribes and horse racetracks. "Instant Racing" video slot machines replay the last seconds of horse races run in the past,...more

Promotional Expenses Deductible for Gaming Tax

by Cozen O'Connor on

A nearly unanimous Pennsylvania Supreme Court reversed the Commonwealth Court and held that certain promotional expenses were deductible in calculating gross terminal revenue for purposes of the 34 percent Pennsylvania tax on...more

U.S.: the value of slot machine patents

by DLA Piper on

I’ve been litigating patent cases involving slot machines for the past decade, and there are still a lot of misconceptions about what aspects of a gaming machine can be patented and why these patents are so valuable....more

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Awards Sole Slot License to Penn in Plainville

by Goodwin on

During the last week of February, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission discussed the three final applications vying for the sole Category 2 slots-parlor license available in the Commonwealth and awarded the sole slot-parlor...more

New licensee and new slot machines, lots to come!

by DLA Piper on

Time for lots of changes in Italian gaming machines market, the Italian regulator issued the videolottery and AWP license to B Plus and new rights to install videolottery machines are going to be issued....more

Did Florida Accidentally Outlaw All Smartphones?

by Ifrah PLLC on

A lawsuit recently filed by Incredible Investments, LLC, owned by entrepreneur Consuelo Zapata, alleges that the language in a recently enacted Florida law that was intended to shut down Internet cafes and slot machines has...more

Italy: new Comma 6A slot machines (NewSlot 3) regulations approved

by DLA Piper on

Italian technical regulations on new version of comma 6A slot machines (also known as NewSlot 3 or AWPs) have been approved and this will lead to the replacement of over 400,000 machines generating almost € 500 million of...more

Interactive Gaming And Taxes – Nevada’s Legislature Considers Gaming Amendments And The IRS Clarifies Slot Machine Withholding...

Nevada Legislature Considers Changes Critical to Gaming Industry - In the 2013 Nevada legislative session, the Nevada Legislature is considering a number of key legislative changes that would impact the gaming industry....more

Gaming Legal News - January 9, 2013 • Volume 6, Number 1

by Dickinson Wright on

In This Issue: - DICKINSON WRIGHT EXPANDS ITS PRESENCE IN PHOENIX THROUGH COMBINATION WITH MARISCAL, WEEKS, MCINTYRE & FRIEDLANDER, P.A., ADDING LEADING INDIAN LAW ATTORNEY: Dickinson Wright PLLC, with offices in...more

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