Gambling and Casino Law News
In this category, probably our largest, we cover international gaming laws and regulations. Jurisdictions covered include the United States, UK, Germany, Spain, South Africa, and much more.
Across the globe, legislative bodies have adopted different laws and regulations within their countries.
There are no uniform laws or regulations governing someone's right to gamble online or bet on their favorite sports team.
Each country has different rules and regulations. Some countries forbid gambling, while other places are completely open.
With all the differences in laws, one can be very confused about how to be in accordance
with their home laws. For example, the United States passed the UIGEA in 2006, a new law
that blocks people from using credit cards to gamble at illegal offshore betting sites. Now, suppose you're an American
citizen and on vacation in Costa Rica, a place where sports betting is legal, can you use your American credit card to place a bet?
This type of confusion exists across the globe due to unclear laws and regulations. We do our
best to explain the information you need to know.
Specific topics covered in this section include the Wire Act of 1961, the UIGEA of 2006, the UK Gambling Act of 2005, the newly
proposed IGREA by congressman Barney Frank, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1987, and much, much more. We will have all the news of the day concerning the ongoing legal battles
in specific areas. For your convenience, we are providing a link to our Gambling Law RSS Feed, a feature
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Gambling Law News Archives
By Lance Burkhart on July 20, 2010
A bill reconciling two different versions of laws introducing casino gambling in Massachusetts is proving difficult and might not meet a deadline of next week....
By Brian Chan on July 19, 2010
A lawsuit claiming the NCAA operates an illegal lottery that breaks gambling laws in some states has been reinstated by an appeals court....
By Lance Burkhart on June 19, 2010
Harrah's hired its third lobbying firm in Washington to carry a pro-online casino message to Congress....
By Brian Chan on May 27, 2010
A man accused of running an Internet gambling operation for an organized crime family has been arrested....
By Lance Burkhart on May 27, 2010
Illinois lawmakers have voted to place video slot gambling machines at civic organizations and truck stops, hopefully replacing revenue from bars in cities that opted out of the gaming plan....
By Lance Burkhart on May 23, 2010
Barney Frank's bill regulating online gambling may advance to markup....
By Brian Chan on May 10, 2010
The head of the Texas House Appropriations Committee told reporters that casinos, slots, and gambling should be considered to narrow budget deficits....
By Lance Burkhart on April 25, 2010
A man arrested for processing online casino payments in the US was granted bail, despite authorities' pleas he might flee the country....
By Lance Burkhart on April 15, 2010
Hidden inside the many pages of the new Massachusetts expanded gambling package is a clause making playing at online casinos a crime with prison penalties....
By Brian Chan on April 12, 2010
The Boston media prepare for extensive coverage of the issues involved in the proposed expansion of casino gambling in Massachusetts....
By Brian Chan on April 11, 2010
A multi-state operation led by US Customs arrested almost forty people for using online gambling sites to run a sports betting operation....
By Lance Burkhart on April 7, 2010
Florida's proposal for expanded casino gambling was met with approval by the Seminole Tribe on Wednesday....
By Brian Chan on March 27, 2010
While the state government tries to arrange legal sports betting to profit itself, New Jersey still prosecutes individuals who dare to operate sports gambling without permission....
By Lance Burkhart on March 21, 2010
New Hampshire's lawmakers are coming round to the idea of licensing casinos and expanding gambling to help balance the state budget....
By Brian Chan on March 20, 2010
A bill to allow race tracks to take bets on previously run races on instant racing machines has stalled as foes of expanded gambling rally....
By Lance Burkhart on March 17, 2010
A poll shows strong support by New Jersey voters for legal sports betting....
By Lance Burkhart on March 11, 2010
A Florida lawyer has filed suit against vendors supplying the Seminole casinos with table gaming materials, looking to recover clients' gambling losses at illegal play....
By Lance Burkhart on March 7, 2010
Texas police raided an Internet cafe they say was doubling as an online gambling facility, a mode of operation they claim is becoming popular....
By Lance Burkhart on March 4, 2010
Even though an Iowa bill regulating Internet gambling only deals with the reality that thousands of Iowans already play online, a religious group opposes it....
By Brian Chan on February 26, 2010
The long-awaited discussion of Barney Frank's bill regulating online gambling may begin soon....