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Online Gambling Lawyer

Volume: 3 Issue: 2
( 2004)


Senator Jon Kyl, Chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, intends to try once again to move forward with his Bill to prohibit online gambling. / read more

Online sports book Paddy Power went public in February that they had received extortion demands from cyber criminals, who had threatened to take down their site unless payments were made. The company assured investors and users alike that the siteís security had not been compromised. / read more

The Head of the Betting and Racing Team at the UK Governmentís Department of Culture Media and Sport, Clive Hawkswood, will be speaking at a half-day event in London, organised by world online gambling law report, which will explain the UK Governmentís thinking behind the UK Gambling Bill and its attitude towards the use of the proposed reserve powers to restrict advertising by operators. / read more


February saw a number of attacks on online bookmakersí websites. As the frequency of such attacks increases, this article looks at the different threats to websites, and considers what can be done to protect online businesses from this new breed of cyber-criminal. / read more

White labelling of gambling services offers the prospect of new markets for brand owners and suppliers alike. This article looks at how the developing regulatory framework impacts on the growth of such business. / read more

The notice to terminate the ten year deal that attheraces negotiated in 2001 with representatives of 49 English racecourses for broadcasting and interactive rights has highlighted once again the risks associated with these deals for both media and sports organisations. / read more

The latest offerings from the DCMS on the Gambling Bill have now been published. This article examines the three main areas affected and, in particular, considers the changes in the proposed approach to advertising. / read more

As new policy documents come out of the DCMS, we ask the Alderney regulator for their impressions on the Gambling Bill, and receive an insight into the Billís implications for Alderney. / read more

Continuing our Alice in Wonderland theme, we ask whether, once we step through the looking glass, this rare chance for a clear and unitary system for the regulation of gambling offered by the Gambling Bill, will in fact translate into easier regulation? / read more

The threat to online gambling is as real as ever as policy makers continue to pursue a prohibition approach. This article reviews the current status of attempts to outlaw internet gaming. / read more

In a further attempt to defeat illegal bookmakers, the Hong Kong Jockey Club can now take bets on soccer matches. But is protecting the incumbent monopolist the right approach? This article suggests that the future lies in an open but regulated market as a better way of dealing with the problem of illegal gambling. / 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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