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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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Federal Government Blocks International Online Gamblers, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Sue

January 3, 2014

Federal Government Blocks International Online Gamblers, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Sue

By: Ifrah Law

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes have filed suit against Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell after the Department Interior blocked their effort to offer real-money online gaming to international customers. The Tribes were prepared to launch Pokertribes.com after coming to a revenue-sharing agreement with the state of Oklahoma.  Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes were permitted to offer their…

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Taking Advantage of a Video Poker Glitch Can Land you in Jail in Nevada

December 11, 2013

Taking Advantage of a Video Poker Glitch Can Land you in Jail in Nevada

By: Ifrah Law

Last month, federal prosecutors in Nevada filed a motion to dismiss an indictment that shined a bright light on overly broad federal criminal statutes and the abuse of prosecutorial discretion in using them. John Kane and Andre Nestor were each charged in an indictment in January 2011 with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of computer fraud in violation of…

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Court Dismisses Loss Recovery Case, in Big Win For Fantasy Sports Industry

October 9, 2013

Court Dismisses Loss Recovery Case, in Big Win For Fantasy Sports Industry

By: Ifrah Law

Today, in a closely watched case in Illinois, a federal court dismissed a lawsuit brought under the Illinois Loss Recovery Act (ILRA) against daily fantasy sports site FanDuel, Inc. and daily fantasy sports player Patrick Kaiser, finding that the plaintiff lacked subject matter jurisdiction to bring the suit. This is one of several lawsuits that have been brought in Illinois courts against daily fantasy sports…

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Full Tilt Poker Remission Process for Players Expected to Begin ‘Shortly,’ and on Favorable Terms

August 2, 2013

Full Tilt Poker Remission Process for Players Expected to Begin ‘Shortly,’ and on Favorable Terms

By: Ifrah Law

More than two years after “Black Friday” – the day on which federal prosecutors shut down the U.S. operations of Full Tilt Poker and other major online poker providers and seized billions of dollars in assets – it appears that the final chapter in that enforcement action may soon be written. The Garden City Group, the entity responsible for claims administration for repayment of Full…

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

May 1, 2013

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

By: Ifrah Law

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 first live real-money online poker site in the United States after Black Friday. Nevada became the first state to legalize online poker in June 2011,…

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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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