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|A Clarifying Development - “Canadian Content” Tax Credit Regulations Amended|
Bob Tarantino; Dentons Canada LLP;
November 21, 2014, previously published on October 8, 2014The October 4, 2014 Canada Gazette (being vol. 148, no. 40), contained something of note for Canadian film and TV lawyers: amendments to the Income Tax Act regulations which govern the “Canadian content” tax credits for audio-visual productions.
|This Week in Internet Gaming (Week of Oct. 6-10)|
Eric D. Frank; Duane Morris LLP;
November 18, 2014, previously published on October 10, 2014The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association lost its court battle fighting the United Kingdom’s Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Act, specifically the point of consumption tax required to be paid on all online gaming activities taking place in the UK.
|NJ Regulators Seeking Skill-Based Gaming - Possible iGaming Implications|
Frank A. DiGiacomo; Duane Morris LLP;
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 17, 2014New Jersey’s Gaming regulators garnered attention this week by issuing a press release that they are accepting applications for skill-based games for play in New Jersey’s casinos. This was a friendly reminder to the industry of two things: (1) that the New Jersey Division of Gaming...
|Deja Vu All Over Again - Sports Leagues Sue To Stop NJ Sports Betting|
Christopher L. Soriano; Duane Morris LLP;
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 20, 2014In the words of well respected sports figure Yogi Berra, “it’s like deja vu all over again.”
|Pennsylvania Senate Amendment to Lottery Bill would Prohibit Sale of Internet Instant Games by State Lottery|
Eric D. Frank; Duane Morris LLP;
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014The Minnesota State Lottery and the Minnesota State Legislature recently squared off in a battle over the sale of online ticket sales and online lottery instant games. Other state lotteries are looking to internet options as a way to boost declining lottery revenues. Yesterday, the Pennsylvania...
|Michigan: Professional Gambler Allowed to Deduct Her Gambling Losses|
David M. Kall, Susan Millradt McGlone; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 11, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014In 2012, national gross gaming revenues reached $37 billion, the second-highest annual total behind only 2007 (just before the recession hit), according to the 2013 State of the States report by the American Gaming Institute (AGA report). Companies returned $8.6 billion in taxes to state and local...
|Denmark’s Differentiated Tax Regime for Online Gambling and Land-Based Games Still Stands|
Martha A. Sabol, Emilie van Hasselt, Peter van Langeveld; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 6, 2014, previously published on November 4, 2014On Sept. 26, 2014, the EU General Court issued two rulings on Denmark’s differentiated tax regime for online gambling and land-based games. The applicants had challenged the September 2011 decision of the European Commission that a differentiated tax regime for online gambling and land-based...
|Derek Jeter Retires: Can He Compete?|
Peter C. Vilmos; Burr & Forman LLP;
October 21, 2014, previously published on September 26, 2014For two decades Yankees fans and baseball aficionados everywhere have reveled in Derek Jeter’s statesmanship and poise. Jeter exemplified leadership. Despite having played alongside several teammates embroiled in controversy, Jeter remained above the fray. He spoke with his bat. He spoke with...
|Super Hero Copyrights - It's Complicated Marvel Comics and Kirby Settlement Leaves Questions For Freelancers|
Kris Brandenburg, Corey Hamilton; Strauss Troy Co. L.P.A.;
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014According to Alison Frankel reporting for Reuters, there were at least two reasons why U.S. Supreme Court watchers were paying attention to a petition for review by Jack Kirby’s heirs. The first is obvious: Kirby was a legendary comic-book artist and writer who had a big role in the creation...
|Recent College Coach Lawsuits Emphasize the Importance of Good Contract Language|
Daniel W. Werly; Foley & Lardner LLP;
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014The recent flurry of scandals in professional sports, particularly those from the NFL that dominated headlines in recent weeks, are not without their counterparts in the college ranks. Indeed, in the past year there have been an increasing number of controversies involving college coaches, which in...