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Online Gambling Lawyer

Volume: 7 Issue: 4
( 2008)


The Liège Tribunal de Première Instance has dismissed an attempt by the Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT) to block bets taken from Belgium by Betfair, Bwin and Ladbrokes on its Roland Garros and Paris Masters tournaments in three 28 April rulings, as it could find no evidence that the operators had not been 'careful and diligent' in protecting players. / read more

The Summer Retreat returns, in its sixth incarnation, to provide key analysis on the challenges facing global operators in the rapidly evolving online gambling sector. / read more

The Responsibility In Gambling Trust (RIGT) hopes that its receipt of £3.6 million (its target was £3.5 million) in voluntary donations for the year to 31 March will dissuade the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) from introducing a statutory levy to tackle problem gambling. / read more


There is much to welcome from the Liège Tribunal de Première Instance's dismissal of the Fédération Française de Tennis' (FFT) request for an emergency order preventing three bookmakers from taking bets on two of its events.The ruling states clearly that operators cannot be held responsible for fraud in sport, as long as they have preventative measures in place. / read more

Bulgaria is currently discussing proposals to license online gambling operators who base their servers within Bulgaria, however the state totalisator is keen to retain its monopoly. Daniela Zareva, an Attorney At Law with Noblex Ltd., Law & Business Consulting, explains the regulation of online gambling in Bulgaria, the proposed changes and their progress. / read more

A state bill that studies the possibility of legalising internet poker in California without breaching federal law is currently being considered by the California legislature. Martin Owens, Attorney-At-Law, examines whether such a bill is feasible in the current US political climate. / read more

Recently, there are indications that pressure is being applied to the Canadian government to take a more direct approach to the regulation of companies associated with the supply of services to internet gambling companies operating from Mohawk Territories. Michael D. Lipton QC and Kevin J. Weber, of Elkind & Lipton LLP, examine how this pressure has manifested itself in government debates and enforcement actions, and assess the risk to companies involved with the supply of services to Mohawk Territories. / read more

Online gambling operators are often required to walk a regulatory tightrope as different jurisdictions have different interpretations of EC Directives on subjects such as money laundering and e-wallets. Hilary Stewart-Jones, a Partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner, examines the key compliance challenges in areas such as deposit taking, money laundering, e-wallet obligations and funds flows when operating in multiple jurisdictions. / read more

The contract winners responsible for the implementation of the Italian state-sanctioned gaming machine network have recently successfully challenged a €98 billion fine as a result of allegations of 'public damage' due to delays and mismanagement in the set-up of the network. Valérie Peano, an Advocate at Studio di Consulenza Societaria e Tributaria, examines the case. / read more

There are a number of features which can identify an outstanding brand, with consumer trust being highly-prized, particularly in the online gambling sector. In this article, Dr. Mark Griffiths, Professor of Gambling Studies at Nottingham Trent University, examines the challenges facing the gambling industry in gaining trust, the results of respected surveys on what is required to create trust and provides key considerations for operators in earning user trust. / 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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