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Gaming Law in Washington State: Court Rules that Virtual Chips are “Things of Value”

April 11, 2018 The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently rendered a decision based on the State of Washington’s gamling law, known as the Recovery of Money Lost at Gambling Act (“the RMLGA”), that could have broad implications for online gaming platforms. In the lawsuit, Plaintiff Cheryl Kater (“Kater”) sued Defendant …

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Florida and Washington Poised to Join the Rush to Regulate Fantasy Sports?

January 14, 2016 Florida has cleared a key procedural hurdle in the State’s quest to legalize and regulate fantasy sports contests and their operators. Earlier this week, a Florida House subcommittee, the Business & Professions Subcommittee, passed a bill that would explicitly legalize fantasy sports contests under Florida state law, containing a regulatory framework that …

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Is Washington Poised to Reverse Ban on Fantasy Sports?

November 10, 2015 Washington, one of five states in the country to currently have an outright prohibition on fantasy sports contests, is reportedly kicking the tires on legalization. The Washington State Gambling Commission (the “WSGC”) is set to discuss the industry at a public meeting scheduled for this week. The WSGC has previously taken the …

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Bi-Partisan Effort to Legalize Fantasy Sports in Washington

January 23, 2015 Washington State has particularly restrictive online anti-gambling laws that prohibit games of skill, played for money, that contain even a relatively small element of chance.  As a result, almost all major fantasy sports websites (including FanDuel and DraftKings, the industry leader and runner-up, respectively) block residents from the State of Washington from …

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