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Online Gambling Lawyer

Volume: 5 Issue: 3
( 2006)


The United States looks unlikely to meet the 3 April 2006 deadline to implement the recommendations and rulings of the World Trade Organisation Disputes Settlement Body regarding the complaint by Antigua and Barbuda against the United States in the dispute "United States - Measures Affecting the Cross-Border Supply of Gambling and Betting Services" (WT/DS285/13). / read more

The German Federal Court's long awaited judgment on the legality of the states' sports betting monopoly found that the monopoly was not compatible with the Federal Constitution but the Court decided that the legislature should be given until 31 December 2007 to revise the relevant legislation. / read more

Decisions by internet bank Egg and The Royal Bank of Scotland to treat credit card gambling transactions as "cash advances" are unlikely to have much impact on the industry as customers are expected to switch to other forms of payment. / read more


The need for clarity Legislatures and Courts around the world continue to struggle with the regulation of remote gambling. / read more

Despite all the news coming from Washington D.C regarding the Leach, Kyl and Goodlatte bills to eradicate remote gambling in the United States, the European Union is reaching its own critical stage of major decisions which could shape the remote gambling regulatory environment in Europe for years to come. / read more

The UK Government's recent introduction of guidelines on the advertising of remote gaming has caused controversy and debate within the industry on how the rules will apply to operators in practice. Sarah Thomas, Head of Betting and Racing Branch at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport explains the guidelines / read more

With Congressional activity to prohibit internet gambling at a peak level through the Leach and Goodlatte Bills, debate and speculation builds as to whether prohibition will take effect. Rick Smith and Keith Furlong of the Interactive Gaming Council examine the latest developments. / read more

Despite its huge growth in recent years, the remote gaming industry remains a niche business area, with companies facing competition in hiring and retaining the best people for the job. Kate Gater, an assistant at Berwin Leighton Paisner, sets out the key considerations for companies when recruiting and retaining staff. / read more

Over the last few years, the expansion of the e-gambling community has necessitated international co-operation between jurisdictions and regulators. Andre Wilsenach of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission analyses how this has taken place and examines the implications for the future regulation of e-gambling. / read more

Legislation recently passed by the Victorian Parliament makes it an offence for wagering service providers to publish race field data without a proper licence. With the legislation affecting overseas operators, including those from the UK, Luke Dixon, solicitor at Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw assesses the legislation and the potential liability of operators / read more

The joint guidance on advertising by overseas remote gaming sites came as a shock to many within the industry, as rather than entrenching the current position, it set out a new set of rules. Julian Harris, partner at Harris Hagan, examines the implications that the guidance could have. / 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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