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Online Gambling Lawyer

Volume: 6 Issue: 3
( 2007)


Congressman Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts), Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services (HCFS), told journalists in Brussels that he plans to introduce a bill designed to revise the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), which targets payments made by US citizens for online gambling. / read more

World Online Gambling Law Report is hosting a Regulatory Intensive: Building Compliant Businesses on 3 May at the Grange City Hotel, London, to give operators, regulators and legal practitioners an opportunity to examine compliance with remote gambling regulations globally. / read more

Football club AC Milan has been fined €100,000 by the City of Munich for displaying the logo of its sponsor, Bwin, on its shirts during a Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich on 11 April. / read more


Moral or protectionist issues can often distract nation states from their requirements under international law, as recent events in the online gambling industry have illustrated. / read more

Although still a marginal industry, mobile TV gambling has the potential to become a significant channel for providing EU gambling services. However, operators will have to comply with a wide array of legislation to set up these services, including gambling specific legislation, TV and mobile phone legislation. Amit Rainhartz, a senior associate at Preiskel & Co LLP, examines the issues. / read more

In the March 2007 Budget, the Treasury, against industry expectation, announced a remote gaming duty rate of 15 percent on gross gaming profits, dashing hopes that the UK would be the world leader in regulated remote gaming. Paul Eagland and Martin Dane of BDO Stoy Hayward LLP speculate on the tax options now available to the UK Government. / read more

The provincial governments, rather than the Federal Government regulate internet gambling and games of chance in Argentina, resulting in difficulties for operators. Ramón I. Moyano and Germán G. Pennimpede of Estudio Beccar Varela track how Argentine gambling regulations compare to the regulation of gambling in Europe and the USA, and explain issues of which online operators need to be aware. / read more

As US authorities continue their clampdown on internet gambling, 'virtual gambling' in artificially created 'virtual words' presents new enforcement challenges to authorities. Kenneth Rijock, a financial crime consultant with WorldCheck, looks at these challenges. / read more

The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, appended to the SAFE Port Act in October last year, is designed to identify and block payments between US residents and internet casinos. Linda J. Shorey, Holly K. Towle and Sean P. Mahoney, of K&L Gates, highlight the unintentional consequences that the UIGEA could have on the e-payments industry. / read more

Operators pulled out of the US market after the arrests of executives last year, leading many to consider opportunities in overseas markets. Simon Halberstam, head of gaming law with Sprecher Grier Halberstam LLP, examines the issues that operators need to consider when establishing themselves in an overseas market, or agreeing a partnership with a local operator. / 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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