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Indian Tribes Continue to Challenge the NLRB's Jurisdiction Over Casinos Located on Indian Lands

by Snell & Wilmer on

Indian tribes continue to challenge the NLRB's jurisdiction over casinos located on Indian lands and courts continue to side with the NLRB. In Casino Pauma, the 9th Cir. decided on April 26, 2018, that under the test...more

Ghosh is gone - now a one-stage test for dishonesty?

by Hogan Lovells on

A recent UK Supreme Court case has decided that the current test for dishonesty in criminal proceedings should no longer be used when directing juries on the law in criminal cases. The Ghosh test, which has represented...more

The Case Of Stolen Par Value

by Allen Matkins on

The concept of par value has largely fallen into desuetude. Thus, I was surprised to see a Nevada Supreme Court opinion dealing with stolen par value. I can understand stealing par value shares, but how does anyone steal...more

FinCEN Extends $3 Million Carrot to Card Club and Casino: Reduce Assessed Civil Penalty by Completing Compliance Undertakings

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

FinCEN announced on May 3, 2018 that Artichoke Joe’s, a card club and casino located in San Bruno, California and founded in 1916, has entered into a revised civil money penalty assessment regarding alleged deficiencies under...more

How The Ninth Circuit Big Fish Casino Decision Could Impact Online Free Casino Offerings Across The U.S.

by Dickinson Wright on

Virtually every significant gaming operator in the United States has some form of “free to play” online casino offering. Because no purchase is necessary to play (no consideration) and no valuable prizes are offered (i.e.,...more

Gaming & Hospitality Legal News: Volume 11, Number 4

by Dickinson Wright on

Virtually every significant gaming operator in the United States has some form of “free to play” online casino offering. Because no purchase is necessary to play (no consideration) and no valuable prizes are offered (i.e.,...more

Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Gun Lake Band's Trust Land

by Varnum LLP on

Challenges to the Gun Lake Band's trust land, pursued by Michigan resident David Patchak since 2008, are finally at an end. Recently, the Supreme Court upheld the decision of the D.C. Circuit Court to affirm the...more

No Win Situation: The Ninth Circuit Finds Mobile Casino Applications Can Be Gambling Despite No Cash Out Mechanism

by Benesch on

The Ninth Circuit just put the entire mobile application industry on notice. Mobile casino applications may constitute gambling under Washington state law. ...more

At Stake

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) held its monthly meetings on April 12, 2018 in Chicago. Just like our nice weather, the meeting was fleeting. As you may know, the IGB canceled the closed session meeting scheduled for April...more

Social Gaming Site Excludes Washington Players; Gambling Commission Comments

As previously reported, The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s dismissal of a purported class action and held that a social casino game constituted illegal gambling under Washington law. According to...more

Social Casino Game Found to Be Illegal Gambling

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s dismissal of a purported class action and held that a social casino game constituted illegal gambling under Washington law. According to the Court, all online or...more

Property Taxes: Are Casinos Paying More Than Their Fair Share?

by Dickinson Wright on

As the proliferation of casinos continues throughout the country, the valuations they once commanded in property assessments (personal or real) has arguably declined. Newer facilities, or those built in the last 10-15 years,...more

Gaming & Hospitality Legal News: Volume 11 Number 3

by Dickinson Wright on

On March 5, 2018, Nevada’s Gaming Policy Committee convened briefly to pass a resolution that provides clarity for Nevada gaming licensees regarding the interactions they may and may not have with the state-legal marijuana...more

Client Alert: Skill-Based Amusement Machine Regulation: OCCC Informational Seminars

On April 23, 2018, Ohio’s new skill-based amusement machines regulations will become effective. Under these new regulations, every location that offers its patrons merchandise prizes or gas cards in exchange for tickets or...more

Supreme Court says Congress can stop lawsuit that threatens Tribes casino

by Hogan Lovells on

The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision last Tuesday affirmed the judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Patchak v. Zinke, holding that Congress through the Gun Lake Act, which reaffirms...more

At Stake: March 2018

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Happy (almost) Spring! The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) held a special meeting on March 7th in Chicago. Before we provide a synopsis of both the Riverboat and Video Gaming meetings, we wanted to take a few moments to discuss...more

Supreme Court Decides Patchak v. Zinke

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On February 27, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Patchak v. Zinke, No. 16-498. No opinion commanded a majority of the Court, but six justices concluded that the plaintiff’s lawsuit under the Indian...more

The Supreme Court - February 27, 2018

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Merit Management Group, LP v. FTI Consulting, Inc., No. 16-784: Prior to filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Valley View Downs, which sought to operate a racetrack casino in Pennsylvania, transferred $55 million to its...more

4 Tips For Defending Against Tribal RICO Claims

In the last decade, tribal entities and officials have increasingly become the subjects of civil suits alleging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1962 et seq. When originally...more

Supreme Court to Decide Future of Sports Betting: Implications for Tribal Casinos

by WilmerHale on

The Supreme Court’s forthcoming decision in Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (Nos. 16-476, 16-477) will have profound implications for sports betting in the United States and will potentially open the door...more

Japan Integrated Resorts Update

by DLA Piper on

Where have we come since December 15, 2016, when the Japanese National Diet passed the Integrated Resort Promotion Act (IRPA), which is the basic framework legislation for integrated resorts (IRs) and the introduction of...more

New York's Position on Sports Betting and the Upside for Municipalities

by Harris Beach PLLC on

In 1992, Congress banned sports gambling outside of Nevada, Delaware, Montana and Oregon with the passage of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. Over the last couple decades, sports betting has grown into a...more

At Stake - February 2018

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In very snowy Chicago weather, the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) held its monthly meeting on February 9, 2018. Only the very brave attended! RIVERBOAT- After the approval of the meeting minutes from the January 2018...more

The Regulation Of Skill-Based Gaming Devices In New Jersey Continues To Evolve

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The regulation of skill-based gaming devices in New Jersey has continued to evolve. Most recently, on January 16, 2018, the proposed permanent regulation for skill-based gaming devices (N.J.A.C. 13:69-1.28Y) was not adopted...more

Greektown Casino to Pay $140,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Detroit Casino Refused to Grant Extended Leave and Fired Employee with Stress-Anxiety Disorder, Federal Agency Charged - DETROIT - A Detroit casino operator will pay $140,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability...more

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