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No Longer a Private Member's Bill: Minister of Justice Proposes Legal Single Event Sport Betting in Canada

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After almost a decade of attempts by individual members of parliament, Cabinet has taken up the mantle of gaming law reform, and yesterday the Minister of Justice introduced legislation to decriminalize single event sport...more

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Three Point Shot - October 2020

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Welcome to Three Point Shot, a newsletter brought to you by the Sports Law Group at Proskauer. Three Point Shot brings you the latest in sports law-related news and provides you with links to related materials....more

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Kattison Avenue | Issue 3 - Summer 2020

Gambling With Graffiti: Using Street Art on Goods or in Advertising Comes With Significant Risks - Graffiti. Guerrilla Art. Street Art. Aerosol Art. Tagging. It appears on the sides of buildings, highway signs, boundary...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Players Sue Apple Over Loot Boxes

The allegations of gambling issues with games continues. Last week, a class action lawsuit was filed against Apple relating to games in its App Store that include loot boxes. The complaint alleges that sale of such games are...more

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Better to be Good than Lucky: Daily Fantasy Users Scores a Big Win in Supreme Court of Illinois

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A global shutdown of live sports has kept the most skilled players off the playing field. Recently, however, “skilled” players of another kind won a significant victory. In Dew-Becker v. Wu, the Supreme Court of Illinois...more

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Congress Considers Enforcement and Compliance Review of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act

The latest effort in Washington aimed at undermining the burgeoning online gaming industry was recently introduced in the form of S. 3322. The bill, entitled the “Prevention of Deceptive Child-Targeted Advertising in...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Fantasy Sports Faces Reality of NY Court Ruling They Are Illegal Gambling

A New York law permitting interactive fantasy sports (IFS) is unconstitutional, an appellate court in the state has ruled, dealing a blow to the multimillion-dollar industry. The state legislature amended the Racing,...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Proposed Washington Gambling Law Changes Aimed at Keeping State Video Gaming Industry Around

In response to the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Kater v. Churchill Downs Inc., Washington State’s legislature is attempting to redefine what constitutes “illegal gambling games” within the meaning of the state’s Recovery of...more

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New York State Appeals Court Finds Daily Fantasy Sports Law Unconstitutional

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Last week, the New York Supreme Court's Appellate Division dealt a blow to a law authorizing daily fantasy sports contests in the state, by ruling the law directly violated the state constitution's prohibition on gambling. ...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Video Gaming: Is My Loot Box Legal?

The rise of the video game industry in recent years has led to growing scrutiny of certain practices by government officials. Most recently, on August 7, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a public workshop to...more

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What Are the Odds for Single Event Sports Wagering in Canada?

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The list of U.S. states that have legalized sports wagering keeps getting longer. In May 2019 alone, sports betting became legal in Montana, Indiana, Iowa and Washington D.C. In Tennessee, the state's Sports Gaming Act passed...more

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U.S. Regulation of Loot Boxes Heats Up with Announcement of New Legislation

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Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) sent shockwaves through the video game industry this week when he formally announced that he intends on introducing new legislation that would regulate the use of loot boxes and “pay-to-win”...more

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New York’s Authorization of Fantasy Sports Ruled Unconstitutional

On October 26, 2018, Justice Gerald W. Connolly of the New York Supreme Court for Albany County ruled in White v. Cuomo (Index No. 5861-16) that New York’s 2016 authorization of fantasy sports violated the state constitution....more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Ninth Circuit Affirms Illegality of Tribe’s Online Gambling Site

An online bingo site operated by a Native American tribe constituted illegal gambling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled, answering a question of first impression....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

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Churchill Downs Seeks En Banc Review of Big Fish Decision

Churchill Downs has filed a Petition For Rehearing En Banc, seeking to overturn the Ninth Circuit decision in the Big Fish case. As we previously reported, The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s...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

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

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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

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

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Korean FTC Issues Fines Over Loot Box Advertising

According to a recent news article, the Korean FTC fined three game companies for allegedly not making clear disclosures regarding the odds associated with certain loot boxes. Loot boxes are items that players can win or buy...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

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

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

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

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March Madness for Employers - Revisited - Embrace the Fun and Enjoy the Party?

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With the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament kicking off this week, there will be the inevitable dour reports that bracket filling, live streaming and fun (or even higher stakes) wagering will cost employers billions of...more

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