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Six Ways to Delay a Supplier’s Licensure to Service Gaming Operators

Six Ways to Delay a Supplier’s Licensure to Service Gaming Operators

July 5, 2024

Six Ways to Delay a Supplier’s Licensure to Service Gaming Operators

By: Jeffrey Hamlin

Ifrah Law specializes in matters related to sports betting and gaming, so it is no surprise that we have helped many businesses apply for and obtain the credentials they need to service the gaming industry. Because gambling is generally a matter of state law, entities that want to participate in that industry must go through the licensure process in every state in which they want to operate. That means the business must consult each state’s gambling statutes, regulations, and application requirements, complete the application forms for the business entity as well as its key personnel, and compile the supporting documents to be submitted as part of the application package. If the gaming-related activity is to occur on tribal lands, the…

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Ontario Lottery Survives Legal Challenge by the Mohawk Council of the Kahnawà:ke

May 20, 2024

Ontario Lottery Survives Legal Challenge by the Mohawk Council of the Kahnawà:ke

By: Jeffrey Hamlin

The Ontario Superior Court handed a clean victory to Ontario’s internet gaming (“iGaming”) regulator and Attorney General last Monday, when it declared that Ontario’s regime for online gaming comports with Canada’s Constitution and Criminal Code. The much-anticipated decision disposed of a lawsuit that the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (the “Council”) filed in November 2022, alleging that (i) Canadian law prohibits lottery schemes (to include sports…

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Sports Betting Advertisement Numbers Actually Decreasing

May 2, 2024

Sports Betting Advertisement Numbers Actually Decreasing

By: Jordan Briggs

Legal online sportsbetting, is still relatively new in America.[1] Over the last six years, as more states have legalized online sportsbetting, Americans have noticed more and more ads, leaving some feeling inundated with these ads.[2] But have Americans really seen more online sportsbetting ads, or have they only noticed more ads? Today, the American Gaming Association (“AGA”) published a summary of its research finding that…

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In 2016- Who Will (Finally) Say Yes To Regulated Online Gaming?

January 20, 2016

In 2016- Who Will (Finally) Say Yes To Regulated Online Gaming?

By: Ifrah Law

*This article first appeared in the January 2016 issue of eGR North America Magazine  Pennsylvania is the most likely, and has been making slow but relatively steady progress since it commissioned a study into online gaming back in 2014. Since then, several bills have been introduced. Efforts have stalled, but not as in other jurisdictions where delays are based on moral outrage, a lack of political…

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Why Can’t I Buy A Powerball Ticket Online?

January 14, 2016

Why Can’t I Buy A Powerball Ticket Online?

By: Jeff Ifrah

As a gaming lawyer, I get asked a lot of questions about what is legal and what is not legal. A lot of folks end conversations with me by scratching their heads and saying “that doesn’t make sense at all.”  The most recent head scratcher?  A lot of online sites recently offered to sell Powerball tickets to out-of-state residents.  Is that legal? The answer unfortunately…

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The Ongoing Legal Saga Between New York and Daily Fantasy Sports

December 14, 2015

The Ongoing Legal Saga Between New York and Daily Fantasy Sports

By: Jeff Ifrah

Christmas didn’t come early for daily fantasy sports players in New York. A state judge issued an injunction this Friday ordering the two largest DFS sites, DraftKings and FanDuel, to shut down. The injunction was based upon the judge’s finding that DFS constituted illegal gambling under state law. Fortunately for the sites, their players, and their investors, the two operators immediately appealed the court’s decision…

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Sorry, NY Fantasy Sports Fans. No Play for You!

November 16, 2015

Sorry, NY Fantasy Sports Fans. No Play for You!

By: Jeff Ifrah

Daily Fantasy Sports (or DFS) offers daily excitement to millions of US sports fans, and it enjoys tremendous support from its fan base. That support was on display today in NYC, as more than 250 upset fans rallied in front of the Attorney General’s office. The rally in support of DFS was in response to last week’s controversial announcement by New York Attorney General Eric…

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Why Virtual Gold Can’t Buy Plaintiffs Happiness

November 10, 2015

Why Virtual Gold Can’t Buy Plaintiffs Happiness

By: Ifrah Law

A federal court has soundly rejected a plaintiff’s contention that she suffered any real-world harm based on in-game losses of virtual currency.  In Mason v. Machine Zone, Inc., plaintiff Mia Mason alleged that she was a regular player of a free-to-play mobile game called Game of War (GoW): Fire Age.  GoW is a multiplayer online strategy game in which players construct a simulated empire and…

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Six Ways to Delay a Supplier’s Licensure to Service Gaming Operators

Six Ways to Delay a Supplier’s Licensure to Service Gaming Operators
By: Jeffrey Hamlin

Ontario Lottery Survives Legal Challenge by the Mohawk Council of the Kahnawà:ke

Ontario Lottery Survives Legal Challenge by the Mohawk Council of the Kahnawà:ke
By: Jeffrey Hamlin

Sports Betting Advertisement Numbers Actually Decreasing

Sports Betting Advertisement Numbers Actually Decreasing
By: Jordan Briggs

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