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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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A Cautionary Tale Courtesy of Fortnite

September 21, 2023

A Cautionary Tale Courtesy of Fortnite

By: Steven Eichorn

A fast-growing segment of online gaming is the in-game purchase on (sometimes free) games/apps in exchange for virtual items. The virtual items can be mere cosmetic game enhancements, features that increase a player’s likelihood of success, and many other options. Because these virtual items are purchased with real world funds, companies must be vigilant in employing good practices such as clear and conspicuous disclosures of…

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Navigating the High-Stakes World of Online Gaming Advertising: Policies, Permissions, and Enforcement

August 28, 2023

Navigating the High-Stakes World of Online Gaming Advertising: Policies, Permissions, and Enforcement

By: Sara Dalsheim

A top concern of online gaming regulators is the control and dissemination of advertising. In connection with these concerns sites like Meta, X (formerly known and commonly referred to as Twitter), and Google have released online gambling advertising policies and requirements. To run online gambling and gaming advertising on Meta / Facebook users are required to obtain written permission to promote online gambling and gaming.[1]…

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G2E 2023: Outlook and Trends

August 16, 2023

G2E 2023: Outlook and Trends

By: Steven Eichorn

This year’s G2E (the premier gaming conference in North America), held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada (October 9-11, 2023 this year) is shaping up to once again be the premier conference for the gaming industry. The expected number of worldwide attendees from the global gaming industry is over 25,000 and it promises to once again bring together the entire gaming industry under one roof. It…

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NCLGS Provides Clarity on their Responsible Gaming and Problem Gambling Resolution

August 8, 2023

NCLGS Provides Clarity on their Responsible Gaming and Problem Gambling Resolution

By: Sara Dalsheim

This past July the National Council of Legislators From Gaming States (NCLGS) Summer Meeting took place in Denver, Colorado. The Meeting occurs twice a year and brings together state legislators, regulators, attorneys, and industry representatives to discuss and confer on developments within the gaming industry. Throughout the Meeting there was an emphasis on responsible gaming and combatting problem gambling. During the first full day of…

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Come on Barbie, Let’s go Gamble: Is gambling advertising allowed in a Barbie world?

August 7, 2023

Come on Barbie, Let’s go Gamble: Is gambling advertising allowed in a Barbie world?

By: Abbey Block

By now, you’ve probably heard that the film Barbie has been a smash hit. Since opening on July 21, 2023, the film has drawn in huge audiences and earned hundreds of millions of dollars. Much of the film’s success has been attributed to a diligent and far-reaching marketing campaign. The film has partnered with several widely known brands such as Target, Airbnb, Burger King, 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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