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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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Massachusetts Lessens Licensing Burden on Marketing Affiliates… For Now

December 1, 2022

Massachusetts Lessens Licensing Burden on Marketing Affiliates… For Now

By: Sara Dalsheim

On December 1, 2022, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (“MGC”) held an Open Meeting to discuss a number of items ahead of the upcoming launch of retail sports wagering and later launch of online sports wagering. Of particular note was a topic brought up by the Director of the Investigations and Enforcement Bureau, Loretta Lillios, requesting that the MGC, at least temporarily, lessen the licensing requirements…

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Four States Coordinate Against Metaverse Casino’s NFT Sales

October 25, 2022

Four States Coordinate Against Metaverse Casino’s NFT Sales

By: Jake Gray

On Thursday, October 20th, state securities regulators from Alabama, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Texas filed coordinated enforcement actions to stop sales of non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) by an organization in the country of Georgia. The actions accuse Slotie NFT (“Slotie”) of “illegally and fraudulently selling NFTs to raise capital relating to gaming in online and metaverse casinos” in like manner to the offer and sale of…

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Maryland’s Diversity Plan Requirement for Sports Betting Licensees

September 2, 2022

Maryland’s Diversity Plan Requirement for Sports Betting Licensees

By: Sara Dalsheim

The road to the launch of legalized sports betting in Maryland has been long and winding. From the start Maryland has been keen on developing requirements for diversity inclusion in its sports betting operations. Today, the State looks to finalize a positive step in that direction by holding a vote to approve a new “Diversity Plan Requirement”. Put simply, the Plan instructs sports betting licensees…

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States Rush to Protect Consumers From Cyber Threats as Gaming Legislation Moves Across All States

August 25, 2022

States Rush to Protect Consumers From Cyber Threats as Gaming Legislation Moves Across All States

By: Jake Gray

In the four years since the Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports betting, more than 36 states and the District of Columbia have launched legal sports betting markets, with more than half of legalized states offering online and mobile options. [1] In most markets that offer online and mobile sports betting, the offerings are responsible for more than 70% of the total…

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Next Steps Toward Legalized Online and Retail Sports Betting in Massachusetts

August 1, 2022

Next Steps Toward Legalized Online and Retail Sports Betting in Massachusetts

By: Sara Dalsheim

The road to legalized sports betting in Massachusetts has been slow and lengthy, the lawmakers have spent five sessions on the question of sports betting legalization.  Today, the Massachusetts state House and Senate reached an agreement on a bill that would legalize online and retail sports betting on professional and some collegiate contests (H 5164).  Sports betting on Massachusetts colleges and universities will only be…

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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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