|Click here to see it live! “GTECH’s solution supports OLG’s plan to become a more innovative and sustainable organization, while continuing to be a North American leader in Responsible Gambling,” said Matteo Monteverdi, GTECH Senior Vice President, North America Interactive and SVP, iGaming. "With the launch of PlayOLG, OLG joins seven other Canadian provinces in offering provincially regulated, safe Internet gaming," said John Wisternoff, Vice President of iGaming at OLG.|
|The Santa Ysabel situation, however, plays directly against ongoing legislative efforts in California to legalize intrastate online poker. Those Cali efforts are funded primarily by other, larger tribes, but if the Iipay Nation successfully defends itself with its tribal-sovereignty claims, the entire legislative process going on in Sacramento might become moot.|
|"We believe that the government's proposal to open lottery market goes too far and that turnover limits are too wide. We are afraid this could weaken consumer protection", said Torbjorn Almlid, Managing Director for Norsk Tipping. Consultation response from Norwegian Tipping was submitted to the ministry on Monday 5 January.|
|There's some irony in legislation to reshape the lottery by a senator who fought its efforts to expand the revenue pool through new types of games, as other states have done. (this note is from the article.)|
|“Gambling is the wagering of money or something of material value on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning additional money and/or material goods. Gambling thus requires three elements be present: consideration, chance and prize.” Does the element of skill enter into the legal definition of gambling? This is an important question in determining whether new game formats, like Fantasy Sports, will be regulated and taxed as “gambling” or not.|
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Public Gaming Magazine January/February 2014