Online Gaming Law
Our firm provides experienced legal guidance to clients involved in all facets of the online gaming industry. Legal compliance is critical in the ever-changing field of online gaming law. We routinely assist clients involved with skill gaming, sweepstakes, penny auctions, contests, fantasy sports, social casinos, e-sports, and other gaming interests. Our firm is equipped to evaluate the legality of online gaming business models and provide the information necessary to evaluate the potential risks and rewards. Our services include the following:
· White Label Contracts
· User Terms and Policies
· KYC / AML Compliance
· Contest Rules
· Advertiser Whitelisting Advice
· Business Model Evaluations
Our online gaming law attorneys have decades of experience in the field. Lawrence G. Walters is a founding member of the International Masters of Gaming Law, an invitation-only group of prestigious gaming lawyers. He has been named a “Top Expert on Internet Gambling Law” and awarded “Online Gaming Lawyer of the Year – U.S.” in 2021 by Global Law Experts.
Overview of Online Gaming Law
The law surrounding Internet gaming in the United States has developed substantially in the last two decades. In that time, legislation and enforcement efforts have resulted in a highly regulated industry. The U.S. Department of Justice contends that most Internet gambling is illegal under United States federal law, as is the marketing, promotion, or advertising thereof. Indeed, some forms of online gambling, like sports betting, are specifically prohibited by federal statutes. Other gaming activity may or may not be legal, depending on the circumstances.
Federal authorities often rely upon the Wire Wager Act (“Wire Act”) as the basis for asserting that interstate, Internet gambling is illegal. This law prohibits interstate betting on sporting events, or other contests, using “wire” systems (including telephones or the Internet). The courts have agreed that the Wire Act only restricts sports betting, not traditional casino gambling. Various other federal laws may apply to certain online gambling activities…more
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