Category: Other Gaming

29

Dec2015

FanDuel, DraftKings Update

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The ruckus over these daily fantasy sports contests started two months ago when an employee inadvertently released data before the week’s NFL games and then went on to win $350,000 on a rival website. With allegations of insider trading, the FBI opened an investigation. Lawsuits were filed across the country and ... Read More

03

Dec2015

Daily Fantasy Sports

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Another sort of “game” not covered by Ohio law is daily fantasy sports. DraftKings and Fan-Duel are in the news these days for what some call insider trading. Last month an employee of DraftKings admitted to the inadvertent early release of data before the week’s NFL games. That same employee, ... Read More

02

Dec2015

Queen of Hearts

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A $1.8 million “pool game” payout in Austintown has caused a recent stir and gotten the attention of the Ohio Attorney General’s office as well as state legislators. The Queen of Hearts is a board of 54 cards – a regular deck of cards plus two jokers. Each card is numbered ... Read More

10

Sep2015

VLT Lawsuit

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The Ohio Supreme Court has heard oral arguments on whether a party has standing to file a lawsuit arguing against the constitutionality of VLTs at Ohio’s horse racing tracks. A Franklin County court originally dismissed the lawsuit, saying the plaintiffs didn’t have the right to file. The decision was upheld by the ... Read More

02

Sep2015
A Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel has upheld the federal ban on sports betting in all but four states. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was enacted in 1992. Nevada, Oregon, Montana and Delaware were grandfathered in as exceptions to the ban. Another exception was granted to ... Read More

21

May2015
Richmond Heights, a city near Euclid, in Cuyahoga County, has changed its zoning code so that Skillz Zone, a skilled-game parlor, which operates much like an Internet café, can open its doors for business. City Council felt that Skillz Zone was small enough and out of the way enough not to ... Read More

23

Apr2015

Legal Blotter

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A Dayton business owner has pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to operate an illegal gambling business, operation of an illegal gambling business, conspiracy to defraud the United States and witness tampering. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Reece Powers II recruited local nonprofit charitable organizations to sponsor poker ... Read More

18

Mar2015
A 159-count indictment against eight individuals and two businesses has been unsealed in Cuyahoga County. Charges included racketeering for distributing illegal video slot machines to bars across the state, primarily in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Ashland, Lake and Wayne counties. According to the office of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, those indicted profited ... Read More

01

May2013
Last month, it appeared HB 7 might not see action until 2014. Now Ohio Senate President Keith Faber is saying action will be taken by the end of May. Originally the Senate was believed to have been favoring regulation over an outright ban of sweepstakes cafes. That apparently changed after a ... Read More

30

Apr2013

Fewer Internet Cafes

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Turns out there aren’t as many Internet cafes as originally thought. After the existing moratorium went into effect in 2012, over 820 affidavits were filed with the attorney general's office. Appears that some were duplicative and others were for non-existent cafes. The real total is more like around 500 Internet ... Read More