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Online Gambling Lawyer

Volume: 4 Issue: 11
( 2005)


The liberalisation of the European services market took a major step forward on 23 November when a European Parliamentary Committee approved the draft services directive - but gambling has been specifically excluded. / read more

World Online Gambling Law Report and CXO Network Europe are organising the First Gaming Money Summit which is being hosted at and co-sponsored by the London Stock Exchange / read more

The UK Secretary of State for Culture Media, & Sport, Tessa Jowell, announced on November 10 ďa crack down on advertisers and publishers who knowingly break the lawĒ in advertising remote gambling. / read more


Last week CBS aired in its flagship US news programme 60 Minutes a report on remote gambling. / read more

It has been a pretty hectic year hasnít it? Significant M&A activity. Several IPOs. A new Gambling Act in the UK and considerable regulatory development overseas. Burgeoning valuations. Several new entrants. And a step change in media interest. / read more

The profile of remote gambling in the US is changing. The growth in online poker is having a major impact, bringing in its wake a willingness by celebrities to be associated with the remote industry. Martin Owens, a California attorney looks at the latest developments. / read more

With the regulation of online gambling across the European Union currently in a state of flux, Thibault Verbiest, founding partner of ULYS law firm examines the latest regulatory developments across Europe. / read more

The current legal actions in the Netherlands, involving British operators Ladbrokes and Betfair, reflect developments in some parts of Europe where foreign operators are claiming discrimination against national governments in the allocation of gambling licenses. Justin Franssen and Ramon Budik of VMW Advocates examine the issues and speculate on future developments / read more

The German Constitutional Court held an oral hearing on 8 November on the legality of the statesí sports betting monopoly. Dr. Wulf Hambach, and Andreas Gericke from Hambach & Hambach analyse the courtís discussion. / read more

The Tasmanian Government has announced that it will issue a licence to Betfair Australia. With the legislation currently moving through parliament, Tasmania would be the first Australian jurisdiction to recognise betting exchanges. Anthony Seyfort, a partner of Lander & Rodgers assesses the significance of the move. / 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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