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New Jersey’s Gambling Treatment Court Bill Begins Its Way Through the Assembly

March 24, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

A bill to create gambling treatment diversion courts (GTDCs) is starting to make its way through the New Jersey Assembly. On Monday, March 20, the Tourism, Gaming & the Arts Committee voted unanimously to advance bill A420 after considering testimony from various stakeholders. These stakeholders included retired judge Cheryl Moss, who presided over a similar court producing successful results in Nevada. She was […]

Judge Says Loot Boxes Not Gambling, But “Deceptive” Class-Action Can Go Ahead

March 24, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Margot Fleming has ruled that a lawsuit against Electronic Arts (EA) can go ahead despite rejecting the suit’s claim that video game loot boxes constitute unlawful gambling. Mark Sutherland, the lead plaintiff, also argued that EA engaged in “deceptive acts or practices.” Fleming wrote that for the loot boxes to […]

Maryland Online Casino Bill Misses Crossover Deadline

March 22, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

With the Maryland legislature’s crossover deadline now passed, the odds of progress for the online casino effort this year have gone from slim to almost zero. Technically speaking, SB 267 is still alive for the time being. However, missing the deadline means more procedural hurdles and, more importantly, a lack of political will to advance it. […]

Nevada’s Latest Lottery Legalization Effort Has Union Support

March 22, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

The Nevada Assembly is once again considering the possibility of legislation to create a state lottery. Assembly Joint Resolution 5, sponsored by Cameron “C.H.” Miller and Danielle Monroe-Moreno, seeks to repeal a constitutional provision prohibiting lotteries in the state. Miller and Monroe-Moreno are both Democrats representing districts in North Las Vegas. Despite being the most […]

BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook Class Actions Say That ‘Free’ Bets Actually Cost Money

March 21, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

BetMGM and Caesars Sportsbook face similar class action suits in federal court in New York, alleging “untruthful and deceptive promises.” The complaints involve promotions by the two online sports betting operators advertising “risk-free” or “free” first bets. Such offers usually require a qualifying deposit and may pay out betting credits rather than cash. Messaging by […]

California Court Dismisses Class Action Suit by Skillz Investors

March 9, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

A federal court in Northern California has dismissed a class action lawsuit by investors against Skillz, a mobile “skill gaming” company. The plaintiffs had accused the company of violating the Securities Exchange Act by misrepresenting or omitting facts to paint an exaggerated picture of its performance. Chief US District Judge Richard Seeborg ruled that they had failed to plead their […]

Flutter to Pay $4 Million to SEC for Alleged Due Diligence Failures by PokerStars in Russia

March 7, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Flutter has agreed to pay a $4 million settlement to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for alleged due diligence failures relating to PokerStars‘ lobbying efforts in Russia. It’s the second time PokerStars’ gray market history has returned to haunt its new owner, following a much larger settlement with Kentucky in 2021. Flutter’s shares trade on the London Stock Exchange, so it isn’t […]

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