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Chris Priestley; Withers Bergman LLP;
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014On 24 July 2014 the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee launched an inquiry into society lotteries.
|Liquor License Lottery Drawing Application Period Opens for Florida|
Tara L. Tedrow; Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Professional Association;
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 21, 2014If you’re looking for a reason to spend a hundred dollars, consider entering Florida’s annual liquor license lottery. In Florida, for every increase in the population by 7,500 residents of a county which permits the sale of intoxication beverages, a new quota license is created. A quota...
|O’Bannon vs. NCAA: What Does It Mean for Most NCAA Institutions?|
Ben Irwin, Michael E. Norton; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 12, 2014On Friday, August 8, 2014, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued its decision in a case that has been followed for several years and referenced as often on ESPN as on network and cable news programs: O’Bannon vs. NCAA.
|Like-Gating for App-Based Sweepstakes Entries Soon to End on Facebook|
Ed Chansky; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 14, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014For many years, it has been common for advertisers to require consumers to “like” the advertiser’s Facebook page as a condition of accessing an app-based sweepstakes entry page.
|Ofcom Consults on Important Changes to Its TV Advertising Rules|
Dentons Canada LLP;
July 30, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014 On 18 July, Ofcom published a consultation document proposing important changes to the TV advertising rules, including in particular as to the way in which programme length is measured for the purposes of determining the amount of permitted advertising. These changes are particularly relevant to...
|Update on Google Unauthorized Children’s In-App Purchase Class Action: THE SHOW MUST GO ON!|
Julia M. Siripurapu; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2014U.S. District Court Judge Ronald M. Whyte has issued an order granting in part and denying in part Google’s Motion to Dismiss the class action filed against the Company on March 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California as a result of unauthorized children’s...
|Redbox Collection of ZIP Codes Does Not Violate Song-Beverly Privacy Rights|
Juthamas Judy Suwatanapongched; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014Redbox Automated Retail, LLC (“Redbox”), provider of the popular self-service kiosks that rent movies and video games in airports and other locations, received confirmation last month from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that it can continue requiring customers to provide their ZIP...
|Film Tax Incentives in Latin America|
Marcos Vergara del Carril; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014Distribution of audiovisual content is blooming at a very fast pace, and while the consumer is still demanding for more new content, producers are struggling with this new competitive era. While appetite for content is at its highest peak, and consumer is getting original content from distributors...
|Update to Massachusetts Gaming Commission's Gaming Vendor Licensing Process|
Laura McAllister Cox, Martha A. Sabol, Jamey L. Tesler; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014The gaming vendor licensing process is underway in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and applicants should be aware of the following:
|Online Gaming in Louisiana: History and Prospects for the Future|
Benjamin O. Schupp; McGlinchey Stafford;
July 15, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014Louisiana has had a long and colorful history of gambling—both legal and illegal. In 1823 New Orleans had six casinos licensed by the Louisiana legislature. During this time New Orleans actually had a street named Craps (now Burgundy street) in honor of the ubiquitous dice game imported by...