Category: Other Gaming

10

Mar2016

Trademark Lawsuit

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Caesars Entertainment had filed for a trademark, “The Shoe,” to be used for entertainment services such as live concerts at the Horseshoe Cincinnati casino in 2013. The Ohio State University’s response was that “The Shoe” had referred to their football stadium since at least 1988. OSU went on to argue that Caesars ... Read More

02

Mar2016

Daily Fantasy Sports

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Attorney Generals for Texas and Mississippi are the latest to rule that daily fantasy sports are a form of illegal gambling under their respective state laws. The Texas Attorney General, however, stated that the traditional season long fantasy games are legal as long as the “commissioner” doesn’t take a cut.

22

Jan2016

Raffle Machine Lawsuit

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In October of 2013, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine ordered the shutdown of electronic raffle machines at VFW posts and fraternal organizations, claiming the games were illegal gambling. Plaintiffs filed a lawsuit contending that the machines are a permissible form of charitable gaming. In December of 2013, a judge issued a temporary ... Read More

20

Jan2016

Legal Blotter

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After an investigation by the Ohio Attorney General’s office, a grand jury in Hocking County has indicted Marshal Lucas (aka Dancing Elk) and Jennifer Vance on charges of illegal gambling. In March of 2014, a search warrant was executed on the Red Door Internet Café/Casino. Charges against Lucas include: Seven charges of intentionally ... Read More

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