November 22, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A federal judge for the US District Court for the District of New Jersey on Friday ruled that New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting, a move the state was taking to boost the struggling horse racing and casino industries. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act ...[read more]
October 17, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The European Commission filed a lawsuit against Sweden on Thursday for failing to change its laws on online betting and poker games that breach EU law on the free movement of services. The EU referred Sweden to the Court of Justice (ECJ) in two separate cases related to its restriction of gambling ...[read more]
September 18, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Tuesday ruled that New Jersey's sports wagering law conflicts with the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) and thus, should not be implemented. PASPA makes sports betting illegal nationwide except in Nevada, Oregon, ...[read more]
March 2, 2013
by Max Slater
A judge for the US District Court for the District of New Jersey on Thursday upheld a 21-year-old federal law prohibiting gambling, dealing a setback to New Jersey's attempts to legalize sports betting. Judge Michael Shipp ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is ...[read more]
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]
September 26, 2012
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Gerard Dondero, University of Nevada William S. Boyd School of Law Class of 2013, argues that while the recent New York district court decision in US v. Dicristina represents a change in the legal analysis of games of skill, most US states still utilize outdated judicial ...[read more]
August 22, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled Tuesday that a poker game operator could not be tried under a federal gambling law essentially because poker is more a game of skill than a game of chance. Judge Jack Weinstein wrote in a 120-page judgment that the ...[read more]
August 9, 2012
by Julia Zebley
Professional and college sports leagues filed a lawsuit against the state of New Jersey Monday trying to enjoin a new law that would legalize sports gambling. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Football League (NFL), the National Hockey ...[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]
June 3, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On June 3, 2010, the EU Court of Justice (ECJ) issued two judgments against UK betting companies Ladbrokes International and Betfair, upholding Dutch restrictions on Internet gambling. The Netherlands Supreme Court sought guidance from the ECJ to determine whether the Dutch licensing system was ...[read more]

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