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U.S. authorities seize leading online poker sites and indict executives, alleging fraud and money laundering in effort to skirt UIGEA; state investigations may follow
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2011

On Friday, April 15, 2011, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York unsealed a grand jury indictment against 11 individuals, including the founders of the three largest online poker sites - PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker - charging them with bank fraud, money laundering, illegal gambling offenses, and violations of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA


Governor Christie vetoes Internet gambling measure
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2011

On March 3, 2011, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have made New Jersey the first state to legalize Internet gambling


European Union adopts working party conclusions on gambling services
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • European Union
  • December 20 2010

In its meeting on December 10, 2010, the Competitiveness Council of the European Union unanimously adopted the conclusions for a "Framework for Gambling and Betting in the Member States of the European Union."


Landmark decision in Europe’s highest court on Internet gambling
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • European Union
  • September 14 2009

On September 8, 2009, the European Court of Justice (European Court) delivered a landmark ruling in the case opposing the Gibraltar-based remote gambling operator Bwin to the Portuguese state-owned lottery