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Online Gambling Lawyer

Volume: 5 Issue: 1
( 2006)


News

The UK government is launching a Global Summit on remote gambling in Autumn 2006. UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport, Tessa Jowell, said, "This is a global problem and requires a global solution". / read more

The High Court ruling on December 21 that the British Horseracing Board (BHB) abused its dominant market position in its conduct towards At The Races (ATR) has far reaching implications for the use of competition law as well as more directly on the funding of the BHB. / read more

The Paris Court of Appeal confirmed in a 4 January judgment that Malta-based operator Zeturf is not permitted to offer its online betting services to customers in French territories. / read more


Features

The latest defeat for the BHB in its case against At The Races not only represents another significant blow to its funding strategies, but more importantly is the first case in the English Courts where an undertaking has been found to have abused its dominant position under UK competition legislation. Neil Baylis and Martin King of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP analyse the case and its implications / read more

A recent case launched by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) serves as a warning that some betting and gaming schemes may need to be FSA authorised. Philip Morgan, Head of Financial Services Group, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP looks at the issues. / read more

With most member states restricting the right to offer gambling services to their own national operators, questions exist over the authority and commitment of the EU Commission, as guardian of the EC Treaty, to challenge national monopolies and enforce the rights of private operators throughout the EU. Thibault Verbiest and Evelyn Heffermehl of ULYS law firm examine the issues. / read more

With 2006 expected to bring further Congressional activity by opponents of remote gambling, Rick Smith and Keith Furlong of the Interactive Gaming Council speculate on the key developments for the coming year. / read more

Gibraltar, home to some of the leading remote gambling brands, will shortly bring into effect new gambling legislation. Peter C Montegriffo, Senior Partner, Hassans. Analyses the new regime. / read more

The Italian Financial Act 2006, which came into effect on 1 January to amend current betting and gaming legislation, has controversial implications for remote operators, particularly those licensed in Europe and overseas. Quirino Mancini, partner at Italian law firm Sinisi, Ceschini Mancini analyses the legislation and its consequences for those operators targeting the Italian market. / 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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