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Online Gambling Lawyer

Volume: 9 Issue: 7
( 2010)


The EU Commission (EC) is attempting to fight an emerging opinion in the EU that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has systematically validated Member States' protectionist approach to their gambling market through a series of decisions. / read more

The Australian Government has rejected recommendations that online gambling should be regulated, made by its main gambling policy advisory body, the Productivity Commission (PC). / read more

The Prime Minister (PM) of Antigua and Barbuda, Winston Spencer, has said his government is considering imposing sanctions against the United States following the long-standing dispute over online gambling between the two countries. / read more


When it comes to defining illegal gambling, establishing a global level of legal certainty is hard. There are two ways of approaching the problem ≠ positively defining 'illegal' as a category in itself or delegating the task to someone else. / read more

Providing a global definition of illegal gambling in the EU proves difficult, as the 27 Member States are able to rely on the argument of public policy to restrict certain types of gambling activities. David Clifton, Partner at Joelson Wilson LLP, examines if, in this scenario, 27 different licences will soon be needed to provide gambling services in the EU. / read more

Recent legislative proposals in the United States have brought the prospect of legalising online gambling closer than ever before. However, as the current online gambling prohibition still stands, it will be a long and uncertain battle to obtain enough votes to make online gambling a legal activity, as Dr. Joseph L. Colaneri and Elizabeth Corey, of Foley & Lardner LLP, explain. / read more

Technological developments are crucial for the future development of the online gaming and gambling industries because they create opportunities for new markets, new operators and new gaming techniques. Lars J. Nilsson, Vice President at Cubeia UK Ltd, highlights four advances which are bound to have a lasting impact on the gaming industry. / read more

A decision regarding the Pirate Bay file sharing website in Denmark has not only brought internet service providers in the limelight but has also, more importantly, had collateral effects on the existence of gambling sites in the country. Martin Dahl Pedersen and Dorthe Vejs, of Kromann Reumert, analyse the impact of the decision on the Danish gambling industry. / read more

Tax regimes applicable to poker winnings vary from country to country in the EU, despite prospects of harmonised legislation. Frans M.M. Duynstee and Roos Jongeneel, of VMW Taxand, examine some of these differences and analyse their impact. / read more

The introduction of mobile gaming has changed the gambling landscape forever. Gary Beal, Managing Director at Vanguard SEO, explains why a huge finance interest has been generated in mobile gaming, what the role of search engine optimisation is and how ad-supported applications influence the gambling industry. / read more

The global e-gaming industry is an exciting marketplace, constantly changing and evolving. And to attract lucrative licence revenues, e-gaming jurisdictions worldwide have to anticipate and respond to the latest innovations, gaming trends, emerging support industries and specialist suppliers with a business-friendly legislation and cutting edge technical infrastructure. / 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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