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John Holden

John Holden

John Holden is a writer at Bonus, focused on legal and regulatory issues in the gambling industry. He is a full-time academic but has been writing for a number of gaming publications since 2018. He is the author of more than 50 academic publications and hundreds of mainstream articles on the regulation of the gaming industry.

Latest articles

Response to Shoalwater Bay Tribe’s Motion to Dismiss the Maverick Gaming Case

October 26, 2022 | By: John Holden

On Monday, Oct 24, 2022, numerous parties filed briefs in preparation for oral arguments in Maverick Gaming’s lawsuit. The defendants in the suit are the Department of the Interior, plus several Washington State officials, including Governor Jay Inslee. At issue is whether Washington can grant exclusive rights to sports betting to tribes in the State. Maverick cannot […]

Shoalwater Bay Tribe Files Motion To Dismiss Maverick Gaming Lawsuit

October 20, 2022 | By: John Holden

The pivotal moment has come in a court battle over tribal gaming compacts in Washington. It was inevitable that the Shoalwater Bay Tribe would file a motion to dismiss upon receiving permission to intervene in the case. They have now done just that. The original parties in the case are Maverick Gaming as the plaintiff […]

Complaint Filed By Parx Casino Alleges Competitor Engaged In Unfair Competition

October 17, 2022 | By: John Holden

The casino space is highly competitive. Gambling operators compete not only against their regulated compatriots but also against a mix of offshore black market and domestic gray market competitors. Earlier this month, Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment – which owns Parx Casino and BetParx – filed suit against Pace O-Matic (POM) and Miele Manufacturing. It alleges that the defendants […]

Nickle and Dimed: Lawsuits Allege US Retail Casino Gamblers Shortchanged

September 30, 2022 | By: John Holden

Claiming they were deprived of exact change from their slots cashouts, a class of US retail casino patrons filed at least two lawsuits recently. They allege they were shortchanged by the cash-out systems on electronic gaming systems. On Sept. 21, plaintiff Leane Scherer filed the first lawsuit in the Southern District of Mississippi against Las […]

PredictIt Fires Back At CFTC With A Lawsuit Challenging Shutdown

September 15, 2022 | By: John Holden

In August, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) reversed the decision that has allowed the election prediction market site PredictIt to operate. Now, a lawsuit is underway to keep the site up and running. The CFTC sent a letter to the site operators, indicating that the agency was revoking its No-Action letter. That earlier letter […]

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