The European Commission has called on member states to ensure compliance of their regulatory frameworks for gambling services with the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.
OFCOM, the UK’s communications regulator, has released results of its analysis of gambling advertisements on television.
Alcohol consumption and night-time leisure activities remain hot topics for journalists and politicians alike.
The FCC recently approved a consent decree involving a broadcaster with TV stations in California, Utah and Texas accused of airing indecent and profane content.
Pre-filing and post-filing radio licence renewal announcement for stations in New Jersey and New York download
Full-power commercial and non-commercial radio stations and LPFM stations licensed to communities in New Jersey or New York must begin airing pre-filing licence renewal announcements on 1 December 2013.
Pre-filing and post-filing licence renewal announcement reminder for TV stations in Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma download
TV, Class A TV and certain LPTV stations licensed to communities in Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma must begin airing pre-filing licence renewal announcements on 1 December 2013.
Following its market investigation, the OFT has published draft principles for the makers of online and app-based games.
DLA Piper has released the November 2013 issue of Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence.
DLA Piper partner Hilary Stewart-Jones is stepping down from the firm’s partnership in order to chair Playtech’s risk and compliance and remuneration committee.
A little-known section of the Copyright Act allows designers and developers of video games to terminate copyright assignments granted after 1 January 1978.
Pre-filing and post-filing licence renewal announcement reminder for radio stations in New England download
Full-power commercial and non-commercial radio stations and LPFM stations licensed to communities in New England must begin airing pre-filing licence renewal announcements on 1 October 2013.
Licence renewal announcement reminder for TV stations in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota download
TV stations licensed to communities in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota must begin airing pre-filing licence renewal announcements on 1 October 2013.
The August 2013 issue of DLA Piper’s Technology and Sourcing News e-newsletter is available now.
Online gambling is nothing new, but the levels of intrusion into Friday-night football was getting too much for many Australians to handle.
A recent High Court case has confirmed that landlords of licensed premises can use shadow licences to protect their position.
DLA Piper has released the June 2013 edition of its Technology and Sourcing News (UK).
The Advertising and Marketing Communication Self-Regulation Authority has taken position on the interpretation of section 28 ter of the Self Regulation CMC relating to gaming and gambling advertisements.
On 26 May 2013 the prime minister threatened to legislate to effect a complete ban on the airing of live betting odds during sporting events on television.
The European Commission has expressed doubts that the new video games tax relief is necessary to incentivise video game development in the UK.
This year’s Queen’s Speech was as noteworthy for what it did not contain as its contents. The legislative themes are controlling immigration and promoting growth.
Australian gaming machine reforms download
The Parliament of South Australia has introduced the Statutes Amendment (Gambling Reform) Bill 2013, which sets out reforms to gaming machine laws under the Gaming Machines Act 1992 (SA).
The May 2013 issue of DLA Piper’s Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence briefing is available now.
The Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee has published its report on the draft Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has won the lead role acting for Betfair in relation to a £910m takeover bid from private equity group CVC Capital Partners.
The Spanish gambling watchdog announced in a press release last Friday that it will authorise betting exchanges and online slots, following the lead of other EU countries including Italy.
DLA Piper has released a summary of all of the firm’s rankings and editorial commentary in Chambers Global 2013.
Northern Ireland’s Executive announced last month that it intends to update the province’s outdated gambling laws.
Gambling law in Germany — an update download
An update on gambling laws in Germany.
Neil Hawley and Graham Hann summarise the proposed key changes to the regulation of online gambling.
Ashurst and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have secured key instructions as Britain’s biggest bookmaker, William Hill, plans to raise £375m in a rights issue to fund the acquisition of its online division.
Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego presents action plan for 2013
DGoJ launches public consultation on betting exchanges and slots.
Addleshaw Goddard, Ashurst and Nabarro will share the bulk of up to £6.85m in legal fees for their advice on the joint takeover bid for online betting outfit Sportingbet by William Hill and GVC Holdings, official filings have disclosed.
Spurs fan Ladbrokes GC tackles panel firms where it hurts
Ladbrokes has slashed its legal panel from around 50 firms to 22 after carrying out a major review that has also seen the FTSE 250 company appoint a non-lawyer to oversee panel relationships and call for firms to end hourly billing by January 2015.
Addleshaw Goddard, Ashurst and Nabarro are the advisers behind William Hill and GVC Holdings’ bids for online betting service Sportingbet.
Magic circle duo Clifford Chance and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have bagged the leading mandates advising on the €2bn (£1.7bn) merger of online gaming sites PartyGaming and bwin.
Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has advised Dubai retailer investor Retail Arabia International (RAI) on a franchising deal to open the first House of Fraser in the Middle East.
CMC Markets’ former group director of legal Dominic Bacon has joined spread-betting company WorldSpreads as general counsel and group head of compliance.