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Summary of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”) was signed into law by President Donald Trump on December 22, 2017. The Act changes many provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, from individual and business provisions, to...more

Nevada’s Gaming Policy Committee Convenes To Discuss Marijuana And The Gaming Industry

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How far do Nevada’s casinos need to go to police marijuana use by their customers? Can a casino resort allow a marijuana industry conference to utilize its convention facilities? What practices do casinos need to follow...more

Gaming & Hospitality Legal News: Volume 10, Number 5

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Recreational Pot Comes to Nevada... But Why Are The Shelves Empty? On July 1, 2017, Nevada became the fifth state in the United States to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. The epicenter of “what happens here,...more

Vermont Becomes Second State to Legalize Daily Fantasy Sports in 2017

On Thursday, June 8th, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed into a law a bill that legalizes and regulates the operation of paid-entry fantasy sports contests within the state. Vermont is at least the eleventh state to pass a...more

What Foreign Investors Must Know About Japanese Casinos

Foreign investors interested in the hospitality and tourism sectors and related opportunities in real estate, retail and finance have welcomed legislation passed late last year in Japan to open the world’s third - largest...more

Massachusetts Becomes Ninth State to Legalize Daily Fantasy Sports

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has signed into law a bill to legalize daily fantasy sports in the Commonwealth. Massachusetts is the ninth state to legalize daily fantasy sports, and the eighth to do so this year. The...more

New York Legalizes Daily Fantasy Sports

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill to legalize daily fantasy sports in New York. This is the eighth state to legalize daily fantasy sports, and the seventh to do so this year. With the start of the NFL season just...more

Final text of the new Gambling Act notified to the EC

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The Romanian main legislation act, as amended under the law for the approval of GEO 92/2014, was notified in its final form as voted upon by the Chamber of Deputies to the European Commission. The final form of the...more

Translation of Romanian gambling secondary legislation

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Kindly note that the translation in ENG, DE and FR of the Romanian gambling secondary legislation has been made available on the EU Comission website....more

Singapore: Remote Gambling Act comes into force

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The Remote Gambling Act came into force in Singapore on 2 February 2014. On the same day hundreds of online gambling sites were blocked by internet service providers in Singapore. Payment transactions related to unlawful...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - November 2014

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United States Announces Settlements Of WTO Disputes With Brazil and Indonesia - In October, the United States settled two long-running disputes at the World Trade Organization (WTO) – one with Brazil over cotton...more

Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Act 2014 gets Royal Assent

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Bill received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014. The final version of the Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Act 2014 (the “Act”) is available here (see full article). The Gambling Commission...more

UK: Parliament’s report on the new POC bill

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A House of Commons Library research paper, prepared for the Second Reading debate in the House of Commons, sets out information on the draft Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill, which aims to move the regulation of...more

Did Florida Accidentally Outlaw All Smartphones?

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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

All-In June (Global)

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Australia - Gambling advertising, and in particular live odds during the broadcast of events, has been the subject of much attention and debate in Australia recently...more

Let the Games Begin: Legal Online Poker Starts Up in Nevada

by Ifrah PLLC on

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

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