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Gambling On Our Financial Future: How The Federal Government Fiddles While State Common Law Is A Safer Bet To Prevent Another Financial Collapse, Brian M. McCall 2015 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Gambling On Our Financial Future: How The Federal Government Fiddles While State Common Law Is A Safer Bet To Prevent Another Financial Collapse, Brian M. Mccall

Brian M McCall

Many politicians and commentators agree that credit default swaps (CDS) played a significant role in the financial crisis of 2008. Yet, few who observe this role are aware that CDS were set loose on the economy by the federal pre-emption of thousands of years of public policy. Since the time of Aristotle law, philosophy and public policy have been hostile to gambling. Viewed as a socially unproductive zero sum wealth transfer, the law has generally refused to permit parties to use the courts to enforce wagers. Courts and legislatures worked in harmony to control and in some cases punish financial ...


The European Union, State-Sponsored Gambling, And Private Gambling Services: Time For Harmonization?, Matthew W. Mauldin 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

The European Union, State-Sponsored Gambling, And Private Gambling Services: Time For Harmonization?, Matthew W. Mauldin

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Moving All-In With The World Trade Organization: Ignoring Adverse Rulings And Gambling With The Future Of The Wto, Paul Rothstein 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Moving All-In With The World Trade Organization: Ignoring Adverse Rulings And Gambling With The Future Of The Wto, Paul Rothstein

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


What Every U.S. Casino And Card Club Must Know About Compliance With The Office Of Foreign Assets Control (Ofac) Regulations, Leonard C. Senia 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

What Every U.S. Casino And Card Club Must Know About Compliance With The Office Of Foreign Assets Control (Ofac) Regulations, Leonard C. Senia

UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal

No abstract provided.


Eyes On Casino Gaming In China: Residents' Attitudes Toward Casino Gaming Development In Sanya City, A Pre-Casino Establishment Analysis, Omar moufakkir, Dallen Timothy 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Eyes On Casino Gaming In China: Residents' Attitudes Toward Casino Gaming Development In Sanya City, A Pre-Casino Establishment Analysis, Omar Moufakkir, Dallen Timothy

UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal

While Macau offers world class casinos, casino gaming is not legalized in Mainland China. Current media reports, however, indicate a growing interest by the Chinese government in establishing casinos in the Hainan Province. This study assesses the perceptions of residents about potential gaming development in their community. Resident attitude surveys have been used by planners and policymakers in order to gain local support for tourism projects and initiatives. A series of hypotheses were tested. In particular, the study evaluates the difference in perception between tourism workers and non-tourism workers, residents who live in the city center where the casino development ...


Gravity Models And Casino Gaming: A Review, Critique, And Modification, Clyde W. Barrow, David R. Borges 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Gravity Models And Casino Gaming: A Review, Critique, And Modification, Clyde W. Barrow, David R. Borges

UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal

Gravity models have been widely used in expanded gaming debates to persuade investors that proposed casinos will be financially successful and to persuade state and local government officials, as well as a skeptical public, of the economic and fiscal benefits of casino gaming. However, most people involved in the decision-making process understand very little about the internal mechanics of these models and how they generate financial forecasts, estimates of customer visits, and projections of new job creation. In fact, the gravity models used in market feasibility studies for the casino industry are proprietary models that remain closely guarded secrets of ...


Diffusion And Learning: Twenty Years Of Sports Betting Culture In Finland, Matias Karekallas, Pauliina Raento, Taina Renkonen 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Diffusion And Learning: Twenty Years Of Sports Betting Culture In Finland, Matias Karekallas, Pauliina Raento, Taina Renkonen

UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal

How did people learn to bet on sports and how did a sports betting culture develop in Finland? How has this setting evolved over space and time? The answers contribute to the growing understanding of learning, socialization, and contextualization in the study of gambling and may inspire service providers, regulators, and harm preventers alike. We argue that broad structural patterns and micro-cultural processes should be investigated jointly and qualitative information should complement quantitative monitoring of human behavior. We approach the spread of sports betting to, and within Finland, from the perspective of innovation diffusion. We rely on this theory’s ...


Games Of Life And Death: The Judicial Uses Of Dice In Eighteenth And Nineteenth-Century Sweden, Per Binde 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Games Of Life And Death: The Judicial Uses Of Dice In Eighteenth And Nineteenth-Century Sweden, Per Binde

UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal

Gambling studies should take a broad view of the field and consider activities that are not strictly gambling but similar to it, such as cleromancy and secular uses of drawing of lots, to give us perspective on societal and cultural aspects of gambling. This paper presents historical data on judicial uses of throwing dice in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Sweden. The focus is on cases of manslaughter with multiple perpetrators who were considered equally guilty and were forced by the criminal court to throw dice to determine who should be executed and who should receive lesser penalties. Three principles are distinguished ...


Betting On State Equality: How The Expanded Equal Sovereignty Doctrine Applies To The Commerce Clause And Signals The Demise Of The Professional And Amateur Sports Protection Act, Michael Welsh 2014 Boston College Law School

Betting On State Equality: How The Expanded Equal Sovereignty Doctrine Applies To The Commerce Clause And Signals The Demise Of The Professional And Amateur Sports Protection Act, Michael Welsh

Boston College Law Review

In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court revived the long-dormant equal sovereignty doctrine, which states that the federal government cannot enact legislation that renders states unequal in power, dignity, and authority. Although the doctrine historically applied only in the context of states entering the Union, in the 2013 case Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court broadened the doctrine’s scope, holding that the doctrine applied to all disparate treatment of states. As such, the revived equal sovereignty doctrine leaves federal statutes—such as the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”), which prohibits state-sanctioned casino sports gambling in ...


New Jersey Goes “All In” For Sports Gambling: Examining The Constitutionality Of The Professional And Amateur Sports Protection Act, Tyler W. Mullen 2014 SelectedWorks

New Jersey Goes “All In” For Sports Gambling: Examining The Constitutionality Of The Professional And Amateur Sports Protection Act, Tyler W. Mullen

Tyler W Mullen

Despite being illegal in all but a handful of U.S. jurisdictions, sports gambling has developed into a multi-million dollar industry. Eager to capitalize on the potential revenues, New Jersey recently challenged the constitutionality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”), the federal sports gambling law.

PASPA effectively prohibits the vast majority of states from operating or sanctioning sports gambling schemes. However, the particular methods that PASPA uses to achieve this objective raise serious federalism concerns. While the Third Circuit recently rejected New Jersey’s constitutional challenges to PASPA, this Comment argues that the court reached the wrong ...


Casino Gaming In Macau: Evolution, Regulation And Challenges, Jorge Godinho 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Casino Gaming In Macau: Evolution, Regulation And Challenges, Jorge Godinho

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

This paper provides an overview of the evolution of the legal framework applicable to the casino gaming industry in Macau. The focus is on the evolution of the system of concessions and sub concessions, the regulation of gaming promoters, the complex VIP segment, as well as the anti-money laundering requirements. A final section considers the rapidly growing competition posed by the spread of gaming in various jurisdictions in the region. Overall, while casino gaming grew exponentially in recent years, there are numerous issues from the past which pose future challenges.


How Should The Past Inform The Future? Reviewing Regulating Internet Gaming: Challenges And Opportunities, Keith C. Miller 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

How Should The Past Inform The Future? Reviewing Regulating Internet Gaming: Challenges And Opportunities, Keith C. Miller

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

No abstract provided.


What's In A Game? A Test Under Which We May Call A "Vgt" A Gambling Game Is Not So Sweet: Why Courts Should Not Apply The Material Element Test To Vgts, Erica Okerberg 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

What's In A Game? A Test Under Which We May Call A "Vgt" A Gambling Game Is Not So Sweet: Why Courts Should Not Apply The Material Element Test To Vgts, Erica Okerberg

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Tip-Pooling At Nevada Casinos—The Case At The Wynn And Why The Nevada State Gaming Control Board And Gaming Commission Should Set Strict Regulations On Tip-Pooling To Protect The Rights Of Dealers, Casinos, And The Reputation Of The Nevada Gaming Industry, Kandis McClure 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Tip-Pooling At Nevada Casinos—The Case At The Wynn And Why The Nevada State Gaming Control Board And Gaming Commission Should Set Strict Regulations On Tip-Pooling To Protect The Rights Of Dealers, Casinos, And The Reputation Of The Nevada Gaming Industry, Kandis Mcclure

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Fencing The Buffalo: Off-Reservation Gaming And Possible Amendments To Section 20 Of The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, Tess Johnson 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Fencing The Buffalo: Off-Reservation Gaming And Possible Amendments To Section 20 Of The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, Tess Johnson

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Income Or Liability: How Casinos' Classification Of Outstanding Chips Determine Taxability, John Bulloch 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Income Or Liability: How Casinos' Classification Of Outstanding Chips Determine Taxability, John Bulloch

UNLV Gaming Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Evolution Of The Digital Millennium Copyright Act; Changing Interpretations Of The Dmca And Future Implications For Copyright Holders, Hillary A. Henderson 2014 SelectedWorks

The Evolution Of The Digital Millennium Copyright Act; Changing Interpretations Of The Dmca And Future Implications For Copyright Holders, Hillary A. Henderson

Hillary A Henderson

Copyright law rewards an artificial monopoly to individual authors for their creations. This reward is based on the belief that, by granting authors the exclusive right to reproduce their works, they receive an incentive and means to create, which in turn advances the welfare of the general public by “promoting the progress of science and useful arts.”

Copyright protection subsists . . . in original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device . . . . In no ...


The Technological And Business Evolution Of Machine Based Gambling In America, Darren Prum, Carlin McCrory 2014 SelectedWorks

The Technological And Business Evolution Of Machine Based Gambling In America, Darren Prum, Carlin Mccrory

Darren A. Prum

Machine Based Gambling has become a major source of revenue to many states across the country that need the money but face obstacles to raising taxes within their jurisdiction. The figures are startling with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s cut at over $1.456 Billion in 2011, which exceed the next closest state by $500 million. In addition, there are more than twice as many slot machines available to the public than ATMs. The benefits of machine based gaming has allowed many governments to revitalized tourism locations, make some Native Americans economically self-sufficient, and save horse and dog race tracks ...


“Step Into The Game”: Assessing The Interactive Nature Of Virtual Reality Video Games Through The Context Of “Terroristic Speech”, Robert Hupf Jr 2014 SelectedWorks

“Step Into The Game”: Assessing The Interactive Nature Of Virtual Reality Video Games Through The Context Of “Terroristic Speech”, Robert Hupf Jr

Robert Hupf Jr

This article will begin the discussion on video gaming’s next interactive jump – total VR immersion – and examine whether the interactivity of VR changes the ordinary First Amendment analysis . . . . Yet, even with the “terroristic speech” component, involving everything from instructions on bomb-making to anti-American “terrorist” recruitment messaging, the Court should affirm the speech-protective logic of Justice Learned Hand and Justice Brandeis and hold that the First Amendment protects the freedom of video game developers in making VR video games with problematic content. The video game medium and its depictions have already been recognized as “speech” in Brown, fall into a ...


Better Good Than Lucky: Defending The Legality Of "One-Week" Fantasy Football Leagues, Conner A. England 2013 SelectedWorks

Better Good Than Lucky: Defending The Legality Of "One-Week" Fantasy Football Leagues, Conner A. England

Conner A England

No abstract provided.


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