It is alleged that the website was operated by Canadians in Canada (based on the individuals arrested), and that through activities such as the “invitation-only” Super Bowl party that took place in Markham, Ontario, it exclusively targeted Canadians. Unlike typical offshore iGaming operations, which accept funds through electronic transfers of funds or through credit card payments, in the PlatinumSB operation it appears that bets are made on credit, and thereafter Canadian agents collect money locally from Canadian customers. If unable to collect from customers, “debt-collectors” are used. According to police, debt collectors were involved in a 2004 shooting at a restaurant in North York, Ontario, which left a young girl paralyzed after she was hit by a stray bullet. … [Read more...] about Bill C-290, Single Game Sports Betting and Organized Crime in Canada
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WEST VIRGINIA Lawmakers this year approved sports betting at the state's five casinos and on approved mobile apps in the event of a Supreme Court decision repealing the ban. Republican Gov. Jim Justice allowed the bill to become law without his signature and later announced that he'd reached a deal for casinos to pay a fee to professional sports leagues to help them protect the integrity of their games. Casino operators, however, said the meeting with Justice ended without a deal and that casinos continue to oppose the fee. The leagues had lobbied unsuccessfully for such language to be part of the law. … [Read more...] about Legal sports betting is coming soon to several US states, but which ones?
An agreement could be rendered unlawful by section 23 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872, if the consideration is not lawful or it affects the morality or is against public policy. Further, section 30 thereof makes wagering contracts void but not illegal. These provisions stand detrimental to the interests of players/participants who indulge in gambling transactions and may not be provided winnings, as it makes it impossible for a party to assert such a right in a Court of Law. It is therefore suggested that section 30 be suitably amended to exempt transactions that legally take place with licensed gambling operators or casinos, from the ambit of ‘wagering agreements’. Laying down safeguards for casinos … [Read more...] about Breaking: Law Commission Recommends Legalisation Of Regulated Gambling And Sports Betting ; Says Complete Ban Not Working
It is certainly true that digital media is no panacea. Just as with television news or print ads or town meetings, it is but one instrument in an integrated and coordinated orchestra of tools that must be used strategically and with the right content, timing and voice. At bet-the-company moments, however, open and rapid engagement via blog posts, tweets, viral videos, Facebook updates, integrated websites, search optimization campaigns and other online venues can be the determining factor in getting or keeping public opinion on your side. … [Read more...] about The Court of Public Opinion Has Moved Online – Has Your Litigation Communications Strategy?
Mark Lipparelli, chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, believes that under the new regulations, online poker in Nevada will be legal under federal law as long as the right to bet is limited to people located in Nevada. The regulations place the burden on the website operator to show that the bets were placed within the state. Lipparelli also stated that the technology exists to permit operators to enforce such a geographic limit. Lipparelli pointed to the fact that Nevada has allowed several companies to offer websites for sports betting within the state, and these sites have gone unchallenged by the federal government. … [Read more...] about New Step for Nevada: Commission Approves Online Gambling Regulations