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Implications of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act

Understand what risks confront gambling businesses operating on the internet.

The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was passed in 2006, but its implications are finally coming to light in 2022. The Act exemplifies the precarious balance between Federal and state rights. Congress could not outright ban gambling, so it has been left to the individual states to decide what, if any, gambling is legal within their territory. As a result, there is currently a morass around what is permitted and where. This course will explore the history of the UIGEA, its interplay with related federal statutes, such as the Federal Wiretap Law and the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, its exceptions, enforcement, and types of gambling affected, from fantasy sports to online sports betting to online casinos and lotteries.

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Agenda

What Is It?

  • 2006 Federal Law Affecting Online Gambling
  • Bet or Wager: The Staking or Risking of Something of Value Upon the Outcome of a Contest of Others, a Sporting Event, or a Game of Chance, Upon the Agreement That the Person (or Another Person) Will Receive Something of Value in the Event of a Certain Outcome

What Does It Do?

  • Effectively Prohibits Online Gambling If Online Gambling Is Illegal in State
  • By Prohibiting the Use of Financial Instruments for Unlawful Internet Gambling

Significant Exemptions

  • Securities
  • Insurance
  • Personal Efforts or Points/Credits at Risk Only
  • Fantasy Sports
  • Team Educational Game or Contest
  • Bet Made Exclusively Within a Single State and Betting Is Legal in That State

Enforcement

  • Civil and Criminal - by U.S. Attorney
  • Fine and/or Imprisonment up to 5 Years
  • Permanent Injunction

History

  • 9/11 - Internet Gambling Funds Terrorists Concern
  • First and Only U.S. Law to Address Internet Gambling

Related Laws

  • Federal Wire Act
  • PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act)

Types of Gambling Affected

  • Fantasy Sports
  • Sports Betting
  • Online Casinos Legal
  • U.S. Online Lottery Legal
  • Online Poker Legal

Advertising

  • 1999: Greater New Orleans Broadcasting Assn v. U.S., 527 U.S. 173 (1999) Fed Statute That Prohibited Some Broadcast Advertising of Lotteries and Casinos Violated First Amendment

The Future

  • States With Active Sports Betting Legislation: CA, GA, HI, KY, MA, MN, MS, NE, OK, SC
  • Children Protection
  • Online Gambling

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  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.0 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.0 CLE credit(s).
     
  • FL CLE 1.5 including Business Litigation 1.5; Technology 1.5
     
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  • HI CLE 1.0
     
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  • IL CLE 1.0
     
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  • MO CLE 1.3
     
  • This course qualifies for self-study CLE credit in Missouri.
     
  • ND CLE 1.0
     
  • North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.1
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this Ondemand course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 64 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.3 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
  • NY CLE 1.0 including Areas of Professional Practice 1
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.0 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.00 hour. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, LLC. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
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  • PA CLE 1.0
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
  • This self-study program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.0 hour(s) of CLE credit. Please note: Attorneys may only claim 12 credits per compliance period in this format. This course is considered "Non-Moderated Programming without Interactivity".
     
  • WI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.0 hour(s) of ondemand CLE through the WI Board of Bar Examiners.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.3 MCLE hours.
     
  • NALA 1.07
     
  • This program is applicable for continuing legal assistant education credit. Please check with your accrediting board to see if this course will qualify towards your recertification requirements. Program Length: 1.07 hour(s).
     
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  • AK CLE 1.0
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.0
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • MO CLE 1.3
     
  • NJ CLE 1.3
     
  • NM CLE 1.0
     
  • NY CLE 1.0 including Areas of Professional Practice 1
     
  • OR CLE 1.0
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
  • WA CLE 1.0
     
  • WV MCLE 1.3
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Rob Laplaca

Rob Laplaca

Verrill Dana, LLP

  • Author and publisher of the blog, “You Might Be A Winner” which attains over 10,000 reads per month
  • Featured speaker at numerous live and online webinars with topics ranging from sweepstakes and contests to charitable promotions
  • Represents many well-known national and international brands in advertising and promotions, including Starbucks®, Disney®, Kimberly Clark®, American Eagle Outfitters®, Staples®, Constellation Brands®, and many others
  • Commercial litigator with over 28 years’ experience who has tried bench and jury cases to verdict in federal and state courts, argued appeals before the Second Circuit and New York Appellate Division, and conducted arbitrations before JAMS and AAA
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Published 2022
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