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World Online Gambling Law Report

Current Issue (March 2014)

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About World Online Gambling Law Report

The monthly law journal exploring legal issues affecting operators in online gambling and gaming including licensing, offshore operators, mobile gaming, gambling payments, fixture lists and database rights, online poker, social gaming and gambling, online liquidity, advertising, sports betting, match fixing, Bitcoin gambling, gambling fraud and security, as well as in-depth discussion of legislation such as the UK Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill, the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive and the US Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA)... / read more

Welcome to the World Online Gambling Law Report.

Our legal journal has been providing essential analysis and commentary on the legal and regulatory issues affecting the online gambling sector since 2002.

Our latest issue provides plenty of food for thought when it comes to the issue of liquidity. Michael Donteville, Head of Poker for France, Spain and Belgium at bwin.party, tells us why poker liquidity is vital for regulated markets, especially in the light of signs that Western European online poker markets are crumbling. Along the same theme of liquidity but in the US, Jeff Ifrah of Ifrah Law provides the inside story on the formation of the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement, which has seen Delaware and Nevada enter into an agreement whereby players from each state will be allowed to play against each other in an online environment. Jeff brings a unique perspective, as he served as special internet gaming co-counsel for Delaware during this precedent setting agreement. And liquidity is also being discussed in California; in this issue, Christopher L. Soriano of Duane Morris LLP analyses what bearing the state’s tribes might have on liquidity

Of course, for those in the UK, the movement of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill towards Royal Assent is key, and our lead story this month provides expert analysis on that as well as other UK developments. Also in our March issue – the French Consumer Bill and gambling, Belgium launches infringements against players, Singapore’s consultation on remote gambling, Bitcoin’s potential for the sector, online slots and exchange betting in Spain, the latest amendments to the Gaming Law in Lithuania, and free/risk-free bet ad guidance in the UK.

Whether you are a gaming lawyer, operator, software provider, payment processor or consultant, have a look around the latest issue with a free, week-long trial of the journal – sign up here. And don’t forget to register for our free email alert service – for regular email updates containing free content, event information and summaries of new issues as they are published.