On Jan. 14, 2019, the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel issued an opinion reversing its 2011 position on the Wire Act and sports betting, contradicting not just itself but decisions by at least two District Courts and dicta by the U.S. Supreme Court by maintaining that the Wire Act prohibits all interstate wagering activity. U.S. Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein confirmed that there will be a 90-day window before DOJ attorneys will proceed with enforcement.
Online sportsbooks have always had to address the challenges and issues presented by the Wire Act so the regulatory landscape remains the same for this vertical. However, this Opinion has a significant impact on online casinos, poker, and lotteries. Stakeholders will need to evaluate how to structure the online gaming environment to be fully intrastate – as they have for online sports betting.
In the Fantasy Sports - Preparing for Regulation (recorded) webinar, our speakers will provide an overview of the daily fantasy sports industry. This overview will consist of a synopsis of the industry participants (investors and operators), an assessment of the business model and other considerations as the states prepare regulations for the industry. We will also prepare a current review of the states in which DFS is legal, uncertain or banned, as well as an analysis of the prevailing federal and state laws that can determine the future of the industry.
Presenter: Salim Adatia, Chief Executive Officer, GLI Test Labs Canada (dba TST, A GLI Company)
Description: Nowhere is technology in the gaming industry moving faster than in the world of iGaming, and it is vitally important for regulators to be aware of developments, trends and best-practices. In this informative presentation, leading iGaming expert Salim Adatia will present the latest iGaming information from around the world, including mediums, platforms, concerns and controls.
Adatia is CEO of TST, A GLI Company, which was first in iGaming testing and consultation in jurisdictions around the globe. Adatia is widely considered one of the world’s leading experts in iGaming.
Presenter: Steve Lefler, CPP, Director/Deputy Registrar, Certification and Game Integrity
Description: In July 2010, BCLC, British Columbia's provincial lottery corporation, launched the first legal internet gaming website in North America to offer Casino-style games to residents of the province. In 2011, BCLC proposes to expand into the peer-to-peer poker market with the launch of a multi-jurisdictional partnership known as the Canadian Poker Network (CPN). This webinar will provide an overview of BC's internet gaming systems from the regulator's perspective. Steve Lefler, Director of Certification and Game Integrity for the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch will provide a brief history on the development of the eCasino and ePoker systems and the regulatory regime that has been developed to ensure the integrity of the gaming companies, people and equipment used in the delivery of internet gaming.
This technology focused webinar will address the key growth of interactive gaming in North America; covering topics such as the key alliances being formed by provincial Lotteries and the launch of interactive gaming in DE and NJ. This webinar will look "under the hood” of important technical factors involved in key igaming technologies such as age/identify verification, geo-location and player account administration. This webinar will further focus on the future of interactive gaming in North America and discuss what challenges lie ahead for regulators.
Presenters: Salim Adatia, CEO, GLI Canada; Mackenzie Haugh, Director, GLI Engineering; Chad Kornett, Manager, Technical Compliance, GLI World Headquarters; Patrick Moore, Senior Director, GLI Technical Compliance
Presenter, Lindsey Kininmonth, Operations Manager, GeoComply, will discuss new and existing location technologies, how to introduce them in your jurisdiction in a user-friendly manner across all devices and platforms, and how to remain compliant with state and federal regulations while creating a new regulatory model for online.