October 10, 2012
by Emily Osgood
JURIST Guest Columnist Kathryn Young, University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2013, argues that gambling can effectively increase states' revenue and should be viewed outside of its negative connotations...The recent New Jersey law condoning sports betting at the state's casinos and ...[read more]
August 13, 2012
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnist Gerald Carr, Michigan State Univeristy College of Law Class of 2013, examines the challenges that the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians face over building a casino on land that is not part of their reservation...The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe currently operates five ...[read more]
May 7, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On May 7, 2011, Ecuadorian voters approved a series of judicial, social and other governmental reforms backed by President Rafael Correa and approved by the Constitutional Court of Ecuador. The judicial reforms included provisions to dissolve the standing oversight body and replace it with a ...[read more]
January 3, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On January 3, 2006, prominent Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, tax evasion and mail fraud related to the 2000 purchase of SunCruz Casinos by Abramoff and his business partners. In March 2006, a federal judge in Florida sentenced Abramoff to five years and ...[read more]
September 9, 2010
by Megan McKee
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Thursday that Austria's state gambling monopoly, which blocks foreign casino companies from the licensing process, is incompatible with EU law. The court held that allowing only domestic operators to apply for licenses constituted such a difference in ...[read more]
July 1, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
A Russian law outlawing gambling in most of the country went into effect Wednesday, with authorities shutting down casinos and confiscating gambling machines. The law, passed in 2007, bans gaming in Russia's cities and towns, but designates some remote areas of the country where gambling is stil... ...[read more]
February 10, 2007
by Michael Sung
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Friday upheld a 2004 ruling that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) had jurisdiction over tribunal businesses including casinos, placing the tribes under the National Labor Relations Act, which bars unfair labor practices and gives ...[read more]
October 21, 2006
by Geoff Leung
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has ruled that the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), does not have authority to regulate how certain games, including blackjack and slot machines, are run on Indian casinos. The dispute arose in 2001, when the NIGC attempted to audit ...[read more]
October 21, 2006
by Caitlin Price
US District Judge Lewis Babcock upheld Colorado's ban on smoking in indoor public places Friday, despite allegations that it discriminates in favor of casinos at the expense of bar owners. Babcock dismissed a suit challenging the constitutionality of the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act, which si... ...[read more]
January 3, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
AP is reporting that, as anticipated, Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff has pleaded guilty to conspiracy, tax evasion and mail fraud charges. The US Department filed a criminal information Tuesday morning in federal court in Washington, DC and a hearing in front of Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle ...[read more]

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