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Meta Asks Ninth Circuit to Dismiss MDL, Says Virtual Chip Sales Are Just ‘Information’

July 27, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Meta is asking the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss a case about whether platform providers can be liable for in-app purchases they facilitate between their users and third-party content providers such as play money casinos. The multidistrict litigation names Meta, Apple, and Google as defendants for their involvement with products like Double Down Casino, which recently settled a […]

Social Casino ‘Free Sweeps’ Scam Lures Users to Consent Farms Amid FTC Crackdown

July 25, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has cracked down on five “consent farm” networks it says were tricking US citizens into signing up for telemarketing call lists with misleading promises of gifts, special offers, or job opportunities. Bonus has determined that one of the defendants in these cases, RewardZone USA, was involved with the social casino “hack” scam we cautioned […]

California Tribal Declaratory Relief Act Would Permit Gaming Tribes to Challenge Cardroom Legality

If a bill currently under consideration by the California legislature passes, the state’s gaming tribes may get the opportunity they’ve been seeking to challenge cardrooms in court. California has allowed the tribes exclusivity over casino gaming, but they say some games available at cardrooms infringe on that. Past attempts by the tribes to test the […]

DraftKings’ Bid for PointsBet an Effort to Block Fanatics’ Entry to Online Casino?

DraftKings sent PointsBet an “unsolicited non-binding indicative proposal” on June 16 about its intent to buy the Australian online gambling operator for $195 million. That’s what PointsBet said in its second paragraph announcing the proposal. However, PointsBet first emphasized that it already has an “agreement to sell its United States online sports betting, iGaming, and retail […]

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