KENTUCKY APPEALS COURT PUTS DOMAIN SEIZURE CASE ON HOLD
22nd February, 2014 at 02:37:59
Interesting new development in six-year-old internet gambling litigation.
The state of Kentucky's six-year-long attempt to confiscate 132 international internet domain titles belonging to companies allegedly associated with online gambling (see previous reports) has been confronted with a serious obstacle following a decision Friday by the Kentucky Court of Appeals.
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U.S. LOBBYISTS STILL HARD AT WORK
05th August, 2012 at 06:09:09
Q2:2012 numbers from the Center For Responsive Politics.
Gambling interests continued to pour dollars into lobbyist firms for a range of gambling-related issues in the second quarter of 2012, according to mandatory filings with Congress.
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INTERNET GAMBLING STILL ATTRACTING LOBBYING CASH (Update)
21st April, 2012 at 02:13:57
First quarter 2012 numbers show that there's still plenty of investment in political persuasion
Official lobbying stats from the United States for the first quarter of 2012 show that there is still considerable interest in lobbying for political solutions to online gambling problems in the world's richest nation.
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TRADE ASSOCIATION URGES ONTARIO TO REGULATE INTERNET GAMBLING (Update)
30th March, 2012 at 02:34:57
A firm government policy will provide legal clarity, enhance player protection and generate revenues, says the Interactive Gaming Council
The non-profit, online gambling trade association, Interactive Gaming Council, has urged the Canadian province of Ontario to take a firm decision on the regulation and licensing of online gambling in the interests of legal clarity, enhanced player protection and the generation of tax revenues.
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GAMBLING COMPANIES CONTINUE TO INVEST IN LOBBYING
04th March, 2012 at 03:16:41
Latest figures from Congress show that internet gambling is still a hot topic
Figures for Q4-2011 on internet gambling lobbying expenditure show that an estimated $3.7 million was invested in lobbying by major companies and interested parties, up on the $3.61 million spent in the preceding quarter.
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CAESARS Q2 GAMBLING LOBBYING TOPS $800 000
16th August, 2011 at 04:12:06
Sizeable chunk of investment is on the legalisation of online gambling
Gary Loveman, the CEO of the giant US land gambling group Caesars Entertainment, has been consistent in recommending the federal legalisation of online gambling in the United States, and the latest lobbying numbers revealed through mandatory disclosure to Congress shows that the company is investing substantial sums in the concept.
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iMEGA REPORTS ON DOMAIN CASE DEVELOPMENTS
20th January, 2011 at 11:39:36
State had 'no authority' to seize domain names, say trade association's lawyers
Online gambling trade association iMEGA reports that lawyers representing both sides of the Kentucky Internet domain name fight (see previous reportage) filed briefs this week in Franklin County Circuit Court, Kentucky. Currently a number of online casinos, poker rooms and gambling sites have had their domain names seized by the Governor of Kentucky on the basis that they offer illegal services within the State.
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A STEP BACK IN KENTUCKY (Update)
23rd September, 2010 at 03:27:56
It's back to the trial court for domain seizure case.
The vexed question of whether the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA) or the Interactive Gaming Council (IGC) have legal standing in a long-running fight to stop the state governor of Kentucky seizing international internet domain names (see previous InfoPowa reports) is again in the headlines after a Kentucky Supreme Court ruling late last week.
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