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Preferential Shuffling

Preferential Shuffling

It is time to look again at the controversy over the right of casinos to shuffle cards in blackjack whenever the remainder of the deck favors the players. Although the issue of casino dealers counting cards has been stewing for decades, the most recent flare-up is the...

Card Counting by Casinos

Card Counting by Casinos

It seems the eye in the sky has acquired a brain. The watchers have learned to count cards. Casinos have installed computer programs that can tell whether players are counting cards at blackjack. By recording how players change the size of their wagers and how they...

Dealers Who Count Cards

Dealers Who Count Cards

Government regulators ought to at least pretend to be neutral. This is particularly true of regulators whose main job is to protect the public. Imagine the Atomic Energy Commission saying nuclear power plants can set their own safety standards, and anyway, there is...

Why Retaliatory Tariffs on Playing Cards?

Why Retaliatory Tariffs on Playing Cards?

The bad news for the legal gaming industry is that Canada and the European Union have imposed a ten percent additional import tax on playing cards manufactured in the United States. The only good news, if you can call it that, is that China has so far not followed...

The Supreme Court Changes Everything

Late last year, I wrote a blog about the then pending sports betting case, entitled, “The Most Important Case of the Century.” It turned out to be even bigger than that In the coming days and weeks, I will be discussing in detail what this major change in the law...

Supreme Court Oral Arguments in NJ Sportsbetting Case Analyzed

© Copyright 2018, all rights reserved worldwide. Gambling and the Law® is a registered trademark of Professor I Nelson Rose, www.GAMBLINGANDTHELAW.com. Gambling and the Law®: SCOTUS in the PASPA Sausage Factory "Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them...

House Passes Bill to End Union Organizing of Tribal Casinos

Tribes and the unions that represent casino workers have been at loggerheads for years over the right of union organizers to even enter onto Indian land.  The few federal courts that have looked at the issue have decided in favor of the unions.  Here's my write-up of...

States Grandfathered-in Under PASPA

©Copyright January 9, 2018. All rights reserved worldwide. GAMBLING AND THE LAW® is a registered trademark of Prof. I. Nelson Rose, www.GAMBLINGANDTHELAW.com. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”) freezes sports betting into whatever form it...

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