Nevada Issues First License to Internet Gaming Marketing Firm

Last week, the Nevada State Gaming Control Board took the next big step on the road to legalized Internet gaming when it issued its first approval for a marketing company to participate in the Internet gaming industry in Nevada. While the Gaming Control Board has already approved applications for website operators and game system manufacturers, …

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2012 Democratic Party Platform Silent on Legalized Internet Gaming

The 2012 Democratic Party Platform, released in anticipation of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina failed to mention the topic of legalized Internet gaming in any way. While this was not as much of a disappointment to proponents of legalized Internet gaming as the 2012 Republican Party Platform was (which explicitly called for …

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2012 Republican Party Platform Opposes Legalized Internet Gaming

Proponents of legalized Internet gaming were dealt a blow when the Republican Party released its 2012 Platform ahead of the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay. The 2012 Platform leaves no doubt about the Republican Party’s official, party-line opposition to any form of legalized Internet gaming – specifically denouncing the recent decision by the Justice …

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Delaware Enacts Internet Gaming Law

Last week, the State of Delaware passed an Internet gaming law that greatly expands the range of legal Internet gaming options available to people physically located within the State of Delaware. The bill places online gaming under the purview of the Delaware Lottery Office, but several venues may be able to offer various online gaming …

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Nevada Issues First Online Gaming Licenses

Earlier this week, the State of Nevada took an important step toward legalized Internet gambling when the Gaming Control Board’s three member panel issued a unanimous recommendation for Bally Technologies Inc. to receive the first Nevada online gaming license, as a manufacturer of online gaming systems. A mere two days later, International Game Technology (“IGT”) …

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Maryland Law Exempts Fantasy Sports from Gambling Prohibition

In early May, the Governor of the State of Maryland signed into law a bill that exempts certain online fantasy sports games from that State’s gambling prohibitions. The new law authorizes the state Comptroller to issue implementing regulations to be used in establishing the parameters of permitted fantasy sports activity, and the provisions themselves won’t …

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