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Gambling and the Law: Adelson's bad bet

9 December 2013
The gaming industry won most of its battles at the ballot box, but lost the public relations war. In Maryland, voters passed Question 7, 52% to 48%. This will not only allow the five previously authorized slot casinos to add table games, it permits a giant sixth Las Vegas style casino, right next to Washington, DC. ... (read more)
 

Gambling and the Law: Lessons from the insurance industry

9 December 2013
Licensed gaming is slowly becoming just another legal business; which is a very good thing. Many of the strangest restrictions in the law arose from centuries of gambling being seen by society, or at least by opinion-leaders and law-makers, as an activity that was simply not respectable. Gambling debts were ... (read more)
 

Gambling and the Law: Cuba needs casinos

29 July 2013
“I crapped out” -- Meyer Lansky, quoted in T.J. English’s HAVANA NOCTURNE: HOW THE MOB OWNED CUBA...AND THEN LOST IT TO THE REVOLUTION Fidel Castro is gone. He may not be dead. But on a recent trip to Cuba, I was told by both American and Cuban experts that he is beyond retired. His image may be everywhere, but he no longer has a living influence. ... (read more)
 

Gambling and the Law: A present from the DOJ

28 December 2011
The United States Department of Justice (“DoJ”) has given the online gaming community a big, big present, made public two days before Christmas. President Barack Obama’s administration has just declared, perhaps unintentionally, that almost every form of intra-state Internet gambling is legal under federal law, and so may be games played interstate and even internationally. ... (read more)
 

Gambling and the Law: Amnesty for Internet poker sites?

28 October 2011
Poker operators who took online bets from residents of the United States have received enough good and bad new this year to last a lifetime. First, Nevada regulators approved a partnership between Caesars and 888. Steve Wynn announced he would work with PokerStars in the hopes of setting up PokerStarsWynn.com, to accept American players. ... (read more)
 

Gambling and the Law: Sweden gets it mostly right

28 October 2011
The Supreme Court of Sweden has just ruled that poker is either a game of skill or a game of luck, depending upon the rules. At first, this sounds almost like a joke. But, in fact, the Court got it almost completely correct. The poker game under consideration was Texas Hold ‘Em. Certainly, experienced players know this is a game of skill. ... (read more)
 

Gambling and the Law: Is it gambling?

14 September 2011
Every week, I receive emails and phone calls from operators, reporters, and particularly entrepreneurs – individuals to large companies – wondering whether a new Internet idea is legal. Auctions are particularly big at the moment, but these aren’t your grandfathers’ auctions. Creative, ... (read more)
 

Gambling and the Law: Christie shocked, shocked at Internet gambling bill

14 September 2011
Governor Chris Christie wants to be President of the United States. You can tell, because he is constantly traveling all over the U.S., holding press conferences to say that he does not want to run. That’s how it is done in the U.S. But Christie’s problem is that he is a Republican, which ... (read more)
 

Gambling and the Law: California's Unnecessary Delay

30 August 2011
On August 22, 2011, California State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg sent a letter announcing that the bills to legalize intra-state Internet poker would not be voted on this year. The letter was also signed by Sen. Roderick D. Wright, Chair of the Governmental Organization Committee, and author of one of the bills. ... (read more)

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I. Nelson Rose
Professor I. Nelson Rose is an internationally known scholar, public speaker and writer and is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on gambling law. A 1979 graduate of Harvard Law School, he is a tenured full Professor at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California, where he teaches one of the first law school classes on gaming law.

Professor Rose is the author of more than 300 books, articles, book chapters columns. He is best known for his internationally syndicated column, "Gambling and the Law ®," and his landmark 1986 book by the same name. His most recent book is a collection of columns and analysis, co-authored with Bob Loeb, on Blackjack and the Law.

A consultant to governments and industry, Professor Rose has testified as an expert witness in administrative, civil and criminal cases in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand, and has acted as a consultant to major law firms, international corporations, licensed casinos, players, Indian tribes, and local, state and national governments, including Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Texas and the federal governments of Canada and the United States.

With the rising interest in gambling throughout the world, Professor Rose has spoken before such diverse groups as the F.B.I., National Conference of State Legislatures, Congress of State Lotteries of Europe, United States Conference of Mayors, and the National Academy of Sciences. He has presented scholarly papers on gambling in Nevada, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, England, Australia, Antigua, Portugal, Italy, Argentina and the Czech Republic.

He is the author of Internet Gaming Law (1st & 2nd editions), Blackjack and the Law and Gaming Law: Cases and Materials.

I. Nelson Rose Websites:

www.gamblingandthelaw.com

Books by I. Nelson Rose:

> More Books By I. Nelson Rose

I. Nelson Rose
Professor I. Nelson Rose is an internationally known scholar, public speaker and writer and is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on gambling law. A 1979 graduate of Harvard Law School, he is a tenured full Professor at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California, where he teaches one of the first law school classes on gaming law.

Professor Rose is the author of more than 300 books, articles, book chapters columns. He is best known for his internationally syndicated column, "Gambling and the Law ®," and his landmark 1986 book by the same name. His most recent book is a collection of columns and analysis, co-authored with Bob Loeb, on Blackjack and the Law.

A consultant to governments and industry, Professor Rose has testified as an expert witness in administrative, civil and criminal cases in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand, and has acted as a consultant to major law firms, international corporations, licensed casinos, players, Indian tribes, and local, state and national governments, including Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Texas and the federal governments of Canada and the United States.

With the rising interest in gambling throughout the world, Professor Rose has spoken before such diverse groups as the F.B.I., National Conference of State Legislatures, Congress of State Lotteries of Europe, United States Conference of Mayors, and the National Academy of Sciences. He has presented scholarly papers on gambling in Nevada, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, England, Australia, Antigua, Portugal, Italy, Argentina and the Czech Republic.

He is the author of Internet Gaming Law (1st & 2nd editions), Blackjack and the Law and Gaming Law: Cases and Materials.

I. Nelson Rose Websites:

www.gamblingandthelaw.com

Books by I. Nelson Rose:

> More Books By I. Nelson Rose