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Online Gambling Lawyer

Volume: 12 Issue: 4
(April 2013)


FinCEN’s guidance on the applicability of the Bank Secrecy Act to virtual currencies, released on 18 March, clarifies that gambling operators involved in the transfer of Bitcoin or other forms of virtual currencies to or from any third party’s account - activities defined as money transmission - may be subject to FinCEN regulations. / read more

The OFT announced on 12 April the launch of an investigation into free web and app-based games to determine whether children are being unfairly pressured to pay for additional content. / read more

The Romanian Government published on 27 March an Ordinance to create a National Gambling Office, which will assume the monitoring and reporting responsibilities required by Romania’s remote gambling legislation of 2009 and therefore allow operators to legally provide online gambling. / read more


Game development program Odobo commissioned H2 Gambling Capital to study the real-money gambling market and the result, ‘Opportunities for Game Developers in Regulated Real-Money Online Gambling,’ is an interesting read - and not just for game developers. / read more

The Danish regulatory model for betting and online casinos has been widely acclaimed, since it came into effect on 1 January 2012, as the regulatory model to follow. As testament to this both the Swedish and Dutch governments have publicly announced that licensing systems similar to the Danish model will be adopted in the near future. For this reason, Morten Ronde and Steffen Zeuthen Therkildsen of the Danish Online Gambling Association revisit the Danish regulation to determine how the first year and a half of the market's operation has gone, and examine what aspects could be improved upon. / read more

2013 appears to be the year the first real-money wager will be accepted on a state licensed and regulated internet gambling website in the United States. To date, the States of Delaware, Nevada, and New Jersey have passed legislation authorising some form of online gambling. These states are carefully taking steps to establish industry standards, while other states strongly consider following their lead. Brad Polizzano, a tax and gaming attorney in New York, discusses the taxation models being considered by US States, the accompanying federal obligations and the tax issues that could encourage federal legislation. / read more

Paul Scotney, the former Director of Integrity Services at the British Horseracing Authority and now a freelance sports integrity consultant working with a number of sports providing guidance on betting related issues, outlines what Sports Governing Bodies should be doing to protect their sport from the increased threat to integrity resulting from the increased accessibility of betting platforms brought about by the digital age. / read more

The EU Commission published its proposal for the 4th Anti Money Laundering Directive which expands the scope of the Directive to include online gaming. Jeannine Weissel and Sarah Pichler of Brandl & Talos Attorneys at Law examine the Proposal’s impact on the online gambling industry. / read more

The Australian Federal Government has opened another front in its war on problem gambling in the form of yet another joint select committee inquiry, this time into the impact of advertising and promotion of gambling on sport. The inquiry has been called amid ongoing concerns regarding what many believe is excessive and inappropriate advertising, promotion and sponsorship by certain Australian-licensed betting operators around and during sporting events, as Tony Rein and Jessica Cameron, of Thomsons Lawyers, explain. / read more

Online gaming legislation in the United States has been and will likely continue to be drafted to protect existing US casino operators by limiting eligibility for licensure. Consequently, a non-US provider that wants to capitalise on the expanding US online gaming market is faced with a choice: become a casino operator by investing in a brick-and-mortar casino, or explore a joint venture partnership with a US operator, as Jennifer Carleton and Elizabeth Paulsen, of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP, explain. / read more

Colombia has 46 million inhabitants. It is politically decentralised and divided into 32 Departments and the Capital District of Bogota. The Departments with the largest number of inhabitants are the Capital District of Bogota, Antioquia, Valle del Cauca, Santander, Cundinamarca and Atlantico. Their populations vary from two to eight million inhabitants; therefore, it is without doubt that Colombia is an attractive market for online gambling. Carlos Fonseca Sarmiento, a Partner at Varela & Fonseca Abogados, discusses the potential for Colombia to regulate online gambling. / read more

This article originally appeared as April's Editor's Insight column, and was written by Julian Harris, a Partner at Harris Hagan. / read more

About Online Gambling Lawyer

The monthly publication exploring legal issues affecting operators in online gambling and gaming, on a global basis. Topics covered included licensing, offshore operators, mobile gaming, gambling payments, fixture lists and database rights, online poker, social gaming and gambling, online liquidity, advertising, sports betting, in-play betting, eSports, fantasy sports (DFS), Bitcoin gambling, and gambling fraud, as well as in-depth discussion of legislation such as the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive and the US Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA)... / read more

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