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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 […]

Online Gambling Industry Can Rejoice: 2018 Interpretation of Wire Act Dead

September 16, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Yesterday’s Wire Act decision from the US District Court District of Rhode Island about the online gambling industry couldn’t have been simpler. The court sided with the industry. Everything past that gets more complicated. However, US online casino and poker operators and their suppliers can rejoice about this opinion on IGT vs. Merrick B. Garland: […]

Lawsuit Alleges Apple, Google, Meta are Complicit in ‘Illegal’ Social Casinos

September 16, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will soon consider the question of whether free slots and social casino games equate to illegal Internet gambling. The lawsuit also alleges that companies providing a platform for players to access such games are complicit. Judge Edward J. Davila of the US District Court, Northern District of California issued his ruling on Sept. 2. […]

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 […]

Opinion: Maverick Gaming May Be Opening Pandora’s Box

August 18, 2022 | By: John Holden

Maverick Gaming is still waiting for the court’s response after it filed for summary judgment in its litigation with the Department of the Interior and various Washington State officials. The impact of that decision could prove historic. The case revolves around new compacts between the state and more than a dozen tribes within its borders. These […]

PlayUp Legal Fiasco Pt. 2: Internal Conflict

August 17, 2022 | By: Devon Jackson

This is the second part of Bonus’s deep dive into PlayUp’s legal case against its former CEO, Dr. Laila Mintas. Read Part 1 here. The ongoing battle between online gambling company PlayUp and its former US CEO, Dr. Laila Mintas, has hit a lull but may pick up again next week. PlayUp’s attorneys, Michael Popok […]

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