Internet Gambling & Fantasy Sports

On November 26, 2013, New Jersey residents and visitors will be able to play poker and an array of other casino games online.  As we’ve reported before, the New Jersey legislature  passed the New Jersey Internet...

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In an important decision for fantasy sports sites, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled today (October 9, 2013) that a suit brought under Illinois’ Loss Recovery Act against FanDuel...

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On September 17, a panel of the federal Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld a lower court’s decision invalidating a 2012 New Jersey statute that would allow sports betting at licensed casinos and...

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Poker Update – DiCristina Decision Reversed

August 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today, the Second Circuit handed down its decision in United States v. DiCristina, No. 12-3720 (2d Cir. Aug. 6, 2013).  The Court reversed the District Court’s order setting aside Lawrence DiCristina’s conviction under the Illegal...

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The Justice Department sent jolts of concern through virtual currency providers last week, with its indictment against Liberty Reserve – a shadowy and anonymized virtual currency that, according to the Indictment against it, was “a...

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Yesterday, February 28, the District of New Jersey, NCAA v. Christie, No. 12-cv-4947 (D.N.J. Feb. 28, 2013), upheld the Professional and Amateur Sporting Protection Act of 1992, 28 U.S.C. 3701, et seq. (“PASPA”) as constitutional in...

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Feds Enter Fray Over New Jersey Sports Betting

January 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Justice Department last week filed a Notice of Intervention in NCAA v. Chris Christie — the New Jersey Sports Betting litigation —  to defend the constitutionality of the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection...

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New Jersey Close to Online Gambling (Again)

December 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Well now everything dies baby that’s a fact But maybe everything that dies someday comes back Put your makeup on fix your hair up pretty And meet me tonight [online?] in Atlantic City – Bruce...

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It has been generally accepted for more than a decade that internet gambling is not legal unless it is permitted in both the place in which the bettor is located and the place in which...

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In a breathtakingly comprehensive, 120 page decision, U.S. District Court Judge Jack Weinstein (E.D.N.Y.) today ruled that for purposes of federal law (the federal Illegal Gambling Business Act, 18 U.S.C. 1955), poker is a game...

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