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Online Gambling Lawyer

Volume: 6 Issue: 1
( 2007)


Charlie McCreevy, Commissioner in charge of the Internal Market and Services, has told the European Parliament that the European Union should consider taking action over US internet gambling laws. / read more

World Online Gambling Law Report is organising an Emergency Briefing in London on Tuesday 27 February, which will analyse the significance of recent US subpoenas issued to financial institutions and the arrests of two former directors of money transfer business, Neteller. / read more

The Department for Culture Media and Sport has announced rules requiring jurisdictions outside Europe to apply to the UK for regulatory approval before online gambling companies based there can advertise gambling services in the UK. / read more


While Charlie McCreevy's comments about US prohibition of online gambling will be welcomed by many as a positive sign, it is important not to read too much into them. / read more

The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act exempted fantasy sports from its definition of unlawful internet gambling, providing that certain conditions are met. Anthony Cabot, a partner with Lewis and Roca LLP, examines these conditions and highlights that although a fantasy sports league may be deemed exempt under the UIGEA, it could still be declared illegal under state or Federal laws. / read more

The National Gambling Amendment Bill, endorsed by the cabinet at the end of 2006, amends the South African National Gambling Act 2004 to regulate 'interactive gambling games'. Garron Whitesman and Wayne Lurie, attorneys and advisors to the regulatory process, examine the bill's provisions, and highlight any potential issues for operators. / read more

Attracted by the potential revenue that could be generated, airlines and gambling operators are keen to develop opportunities for in-flight gambling. Carl Rohsler, a partner with Hammonds, highlights the issues and challenges facing regulators in this area. / read more

The Maltese court of appeal has refused to enforce a French court's judgment requiring Zeturf to cease taking online bets on French horse races. Dr. Anthony Axisa, who during his tenure as legal and enforcement director with the Lotteries & Gaming Authority of Malta represented their interests in this case, examines how the judgment could affect the argument about whether state gambling monopolies are permissible under EU law. Axisa, now managing director of Cybergaming Consultants, has also acted as a consultant to Zeturf, which is licensed in Malta. / read more

In the last year, the Republic of Turkey has passed two legislative frameworks which, if ratified by the Turkish Parliament, will ban various online activities, including gambling. Halil Ibraham Kardicali, an Attorney-at-law at Pekin & Pekin, Istanbul, examines the proposals. / read more

A Bill recently passed in the Province of Ontario received press coverage as it rendered advertising and marketing of online gaming illegal. Bill 152, in its original form, went further than the government intended, and has since been amended. Michael D. Lipton QC, of Elkind, Lipton & Jacobs LLP, discusses the changes and the impact that the final bill will have on the online gaming industry. / read more

With online gambling companies currently reviewing their business models following the passage of the federal Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, Kenneth Rijock, a financial crime consultant for WorldCheck, illustrates how they could learn from compliance developments in the life settlement industry. / 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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