January 30th, 2020
This month, the Washington State Senate and House of Representatives each released separate proposed bills – House Bill 2720 and Senate Bill 6568 – aimed at changing Washington’s gambling law. In response to the Ninth Circuit’s 2018 decision in Kater v. Churchill Downs Inc., Washington State’s legislature is attempting to redefine what constitutes “illegal gambling games” within the meaning of the State’s Recovery of Money Lost at Gambling Act (“RMGLA”). Through this proposed measure, the Legislature hopes to prevent Washington’s booming gaming industry from leaving the State.
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