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Should Employers Hedge Their Bets in Light of the Supreme Court’s Sports Betting Ruling?

The dog days of summer are winding down, which means football season is right around the corner. But this football season is different. For the first in more than two decades, Nevada no longer has a monopoly on legal sports...more

Dickinson Wright

Gaming & Hospitality Legal News : Volume 11, Number 7

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Québec’s Superior Court upholds bill 74 - In July 2018, the Superior Court of Québec held that the Québec government’s controversial attempt to force Internet service providers (“ISP”s) to block certain iGaming sites is...more

Dickinson Wright

Once A “Patron,” Always A Patron?

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The Nevada Gaming Control Board (the “Board”) has been delegated the responsibility of resolving disputes between casino customers and the casinos pursuant to the process for patron disputes outlined in NGC Regulation 7A. ...more

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At Stake

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With our apologies for the delay, on a beautiful summer morning, the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) held its monthly meeting on August 2, 2018. In attendance at the open session meeting were Chairman Tracy and Members Alejandre,...more

Blank Rome LLP

The Deployment of Skins in Pennsylvania’s New Online Gaming Market

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In October 2017, a crack finally appeared in the dam confining US online gaming to three states. Four years after the launch of New Jersey’s first online casinos, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania expanded its brick and mortar...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

The U.S. Casino and Gaming Industry: AML/BSA Regulation and Enforcement

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As we blogged yesterday, British Columbia’s (“B.C.”) Attorney General David Eby recently released an independent and very detailed report examining money laundering in B.C.’s gaming industry and providing 48 recommendations...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

British Columbia’s Gaming Industry Reportedly Faces Serious Money Laundering Vulnerabilities

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U.S. Regulatory Regime Favorably Cited in Report for B.C. Attorney General - First Part in a Two-Part Series on Gaming Industry and AML - British Columbia’s (“B.C.”) Attorney General David Eby recently released an...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The Texas Court of Appeals for the Third District Holds that the Texas Anti-SLAPP Statute Applies to a Conspiracy to...

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The Texas Court of Appeals, Third District, issued an opinion in Tejas Vending, LP, et al. v. Tejas Promotions, LLC further delineating the applicability of Texas’s anti-SLAPP statute, the Texas Citizens Participation Act...more

Hogan Lovells

Latest developments in the Sanum saga: application to refuse enforcement rejected

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In what has been a long-standing dispute comprising several applications before the courts of Singapore and Hong Kong, the Singapore High Court has rejected an application to refuse enforcement of an arbitral award for US$200...more

Hodgson Russ LLP

Future of Sports Wagering in New York–Betting on the Odds

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Despite five states (so far) leading the charge to starting sports wagering in their jurisdiction – Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and West Virginia – the NY legislature left Albany early on June 21, 2018...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

At Stake

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The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) held its monthly meetings on June 12-13, 2018. In attendance at the open meeting were Chairman Tracy and Members Alejandre, Dolan and Robinson. As you recall, Member Hansen resigned from the...more

Foodman CPAs & Advisors

Did you know that Casinos are Financial Institutions?

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Since 1985, Casinos that have Gross Annual Gaming Revenues in excess of $1,000,000 are considered to be Financial Institutions and are subject to the requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). ...more

Dickinson Wright

Me Too: Nevada Regulators Shine a Spotlight on the Sexual Harassment Policies of Gaming Licensees

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As the “Me Too” movement sweeps the nation, the topic of sexual harassment in the workplace has been put in the spotlight. And with the highly publicized situation involving casino mogul Steve Wynn, that spotlight is being...more

Harris Beach PLLC

NYS Modernizes Charitable Gaming Law and Regulations

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On May 21, 2018, the New York State Gaming Commission (the “Commission”) proposed draft regulations set to modernize charitable gaming in New York in accordance with the Legislature’s passage of the Charitable Gaming Act in...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

At Stake

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The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) held its monthly open meeting on May 24, 2018 in Chicago at the James R. Thompson Center. Although Members Alejandre and Robinson were in attendance via teleconference, Chairman Tracy and...more

Hodgson Russ LLP

The U.S. Supreme Court Legalizes Sports Betting

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In a historic ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court declared Monday that the 1992 federal Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is unconstitutional. This law had barred the states - with a handful of exceptions - from...more

Verrill Dana LLP

Daily Fantasy Sports is a Skill Game, We Have a Study to Prove It

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As the esteemed Secretary of Defense under two presidents has said: Reports that say something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Belgium Gaming Commission Loot Box Report – Extends Beyond Game Companies to Licensors and Game Platforms

We previously reported, that the Belgian Gaming Commission has recommended criminal prosecution against certain game companies due to the allegedly illegal use of loot boxes. This report follows previous reports on findings...more

Allen Matkins

The Case Of Stolen Par Value

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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

Ballard Spahr LLP

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

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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

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Loot Box Saga Continues

The flurry of proposed legislative activity around loot boxes continues. State Rep. Rick Hansen (DFL-South Saint Paul) introduced H.F. 4460in Minnesota this week. H.F. 4460 would prohibit game purchases that result in random...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Plaintiff Rolls a Win in Ninth Circuit Gambling Opinion

A virtual game platform constituted illegal gambling under Washington law, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit has ruled, finding that the casino’s virtual chips are a “thing of value.”...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Netherlands Declares Certain Loot Boxes Gambling; Warns of Coming Enforcements

As we have previously reported, the subject of loot boxes has received increasing scrutiny around the world. In one of the most recent pronouncements, the Dutch Gambling Authority (the “Authority”) declared the loot box...more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

The Gaming Industry is Susceptible to ADA Website Accessibility Lawsuits

While we usually think that that the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) is limited to physical barriers impacting disabled individuals, such as whether doorways are wide enough or ramps too steep, lawyers for disabled...more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Konami Gaming, Inc. v. High 5 Games, LLC (D. Nev.)

Slot Machine Patent Invalidated As Being Directed to Ineligible Subject Matter - Konami sued High 5 Games for patent infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,096,869; 8,366,540; 8,662,810; and 8,616,955. The '869 patent, which...more

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