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Online Gambling Lawyer

Volume: 4 Issue: 5
( 2005)


News

Online merchants will have to comply with the New Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard or risk fines of up to $500,000. The deadline for compliance with the Standard, which is designed to protect credit card information held online, is June 30 2005. / read more

The growth of legal interstate online horse race betting in the United States was given a further boost last week when the Washington State Horse Racing Commission approved an internet gambling licence for California based Youbet.com. / read more

The German Constitutional Court, the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) has asked the European Court of Justice to rule on the proportionality of measures taken to restrict online gambling in Germany. The Court’s 27 April judgment considered the legality of intermediary activities for a Gibraltar licensed gaming operator. / read more


Features

Although I am still fighting an impulse to call it the Gambling Bill, the British Gambling Act has now been in place long enough for us to tear our minds away from the past trauma of Daily Mail campaigns and Parliamentary debate and to focus on how the new regulatory regime will be implemented. / read more

The Gambling Commission will wield considerable powers as the super-regulator in the gambling field. But where there is a powerful regulator, disgruntled industry participants and its decisions are not usually far behind. Dan Tench, Head of Public Law at Olswang, scrutinises the appeals procedure. / read more

Despite US punters contributing to half of all online gambling global revenues, US authorities are adopting a ‘zero-tolerance’ approach to advertising online gambling. This is in marked contrast to a more permissive UK environment. Mark Prinsley, partner at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP examines the regulatory approaches in both countries. / read more

Scandinavia has one of the most developed internet and mobile marketplaces in the world. John Ekman, VP Marketing for Stockholm based Net Entertainment, traces the development of the remote gambling market and the lessons it might hold for the rest of Europe. / read more

The emergence of the Gambling Commission as a super-regulator alongside the FSA and OFCOM creates opportunities and challenges for the remote gambling industry. Developing mutual understanding is going to be key to the development of an effective regulatory regime. Wes Himes, Director of iGGBA, the interactive Gaming Gambling and Betting Association, sets out the key issues facing the Gambling Commission. / read more

The recent legal actions launched by Real Madrid against online bookmakers promises to be the first battle in a war over control of the online gambling business. Thibault Verbiest, partner of ULYS law firm, argues that a ruling in favour of Real Madrid could set a dangerous precedent for sports information. / 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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