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|New Hampshire Moving Closer to Expanding Legalized Gaming|
Suzan Min Lehmann; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
December 11, 2013, previously published on December 9, 2013New Hampshire’s on-again-off-again relationship with the expansion of gaming may be back on again, as there are growing indications that differences between proponents and opponents could be bridged. New Hampshire, a notoriously tax-averse state (having neither a sales nor personal income...
|Inclusion Is A Choice: How My Hindu Wedding Taught Me How To Promote Diversity|
Manish Jain; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
December 11, 2013, previously published on December 5, 2013This past summer, I married my wife in a traditional Indian wedding. We were both born in America and it was important for us to have a wedding that not only celebrated our love for one another, but also celebrated our culture, traditions, and families. With that purpose in mind, we decided that we...
|A Nuts and Bolts Introduction to the State of Gaming in Massachusetts|
Michael J. Tarantino; Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.;
December 3, 2013, previously published on December 2, 2013In the coming months the Massachusetts Gaming Commission will issue Commonwealth’s very first casino license. The development of this new and soon-to-be rapidly growing gaming economy in Massachusetts is set to create any number of challenging legal issues for all those involved. In the first...
|Lending to Video Gaming Terminal Operators and Manufacturers in Illinois|
Christopher M. Chubb, Frederick C. Fisher, Martha A. Sabol, Edward R. Winkofsky; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 26, 2013, previously published on November 20, 2013Recent developments relating to the implementation of the Illinois Video Gaming Act (230 ILCS 40) (the “Act”) have led to an increased need for debt financing among video gaming terminal (“VGT”) manufacturers and terminal operators in the state. This Client Advisory...
|No Expansion of CFAA Liability for Monetary Exploit of Software Bug|
Jeffrey D. Neuburger; Proskauer Rose LLP;
November 15, 2013, previously published on November 13, 2013In the game Monopoly, lucky players landing on Community Chest might turn over the highly desirable “Bank Error in Your Favor, Collect $200" card. By the next turn, the proceeds are usually invested in properties and houses, yet, some might wonder whether accepting such a windfall was...
|Videogame Piracy - A Present and Increasing Problem|
Paolo Cerroni, Akash Sachdeva; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
November 15, 2013, previously published on November 8, 2013TIGA, the trade association representing the UK videogame industry, has announced the findings of its 2013 piracy survey.
|Children’s Online And App-Based Games: Stakeholders Have until 21 November to Comment on the UK Regulator’s New Guidelines|
Jonny McDonald, Akash Sachdeva; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
November 11, 2013, previously published on November 7, 2013In April 2013 the UK Office of Fair Trading (the UK's consumer and competition regulator) (the “OFT”) launched an investigation into the way to police how children were being encouraged to make purchases whilst playing online and app-based games (particularly ‘in-game’...
|Alberta Liquor Licensees and Suppliers Beware|
Roland Hung, Kara L. Smyth; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
October 29, 2013, previously published on October 25, 2013The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (“AGLC”) has recently increased enforcement to ensure that Liquor Agents, Liquor Suppliers and Liquor Licensees are complying with provisions respecting inducements. The industry should be aware that years of adopted practices and interpretations...
|Out-Of-State Injured Athletes Strike Out In California|
Jesse C. Ferrantella; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 28, 2013, previously published on October 24, 2013On October 8, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that limits the ability of primarily out-of-state athletes to file workers’ compensation claims in California.
|From Couch Potatoes To Pro Athletes: USCIS Includes Video Gamers in P Visa Category|
Brandi N. Knox; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 17, 2013, previously published on October 15, 2013After intensive lobbying by Riot Games, a Santa Monica-based gaming company, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) is now issuing visas that are normally given to foreign professional athletes to professional gamers. This breaking news comes just in time for the League of Legends...