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Measuring China’s Impact on Las Vegas

Everyone in the gaming industry knows that Macau’s casinos suffered large downturns in revenue during the Mainland government’s corruption crackdown.  Chinese high-rollers knew that high-stakes gambling became a risky business, far from the baccarat tables.  When...

Are Daily Fantasy Sports Legal?

Gambling and the Law®: Are Daily Fantasy Sports Legal? Technology is speeding up changes in the world of gaming.  It took almost two centuries for poker to evolve from Straight Poker – five paper cards dealt face down with no draw – to Internet Hold ‘Em linking...

Will Trump Accidentally Destroy Las Vegas?

President Donald J. Trump’s greatest strength, his success as a businessman, is also his greatest weakness.

Take, for example, China.

For decades, the United States has had what looks like bizarre, self-contradictory positions toward the Peoples Republic of China and Taiwan…

Day 6 Productions

Day 6 Productions

To help save endangered wild elephants, my wife, Patricia; daughter, Lauren; son-in-law, Hamish; and I founded Day 6 Productions.  I created these ceramic “Ellie Funts,” with Hamish, a production potter.  We give 15% of the proceeds to the David Sheldrick Wildlife...

What Should Daily Fantasy Sports Do Now?

Gambling and the Law®: What Should Daily Fantasy Sports Do Now? The two big Daily Fantasy Sports (“DFS”) operators, FanDuel and DraftKings, and their backers, are, in the immortal words of former President George H.W. Bush, in “deep-doodoo.”  But lawyers with legal...

End Game for Daily Fantasy Sports?

Gambling and the Law®: End Game for Daily Fantasy Sports? Daily Fantasy Sports is Rocky Balboa. Like Rocky in the big fight scene in Rocky I, DFS operators have been on the ropes since the beginning of October.  But, also like Rocky, they continue to battle on, taking...

China’s Gambling Problem

Macau is by far the largest gaming jurisdiction in the world.  This year, the casinos in this Special Administrative Region of China are projected to win more than all of the privately owned casinos in the United States – about $40 billion.  And Macau is not only...

Gaming Law in a Nutshell

Gaming Law in a Nutshell

Gaming Law in a Nutshell recently published by West Publishing.  Written by Professors I. Nelson Rose and Walter T. Champion, Jr., the book discusses all aspects of gambling law, and on all levels: local, tribal, state, national, and international.  It covers all...

The Power of Television

The Power of Television

"If you are not on television you don't exist" Jack Valenti The more things change, the more . . . What? They remain the same? They change? One of the last book stores in Los Angeles recently closed. And record stores are just as rare. This doesn't mean that people...

Gambling and the Law®

Gambling and the Law®

CONTACT: ROSE@SPRINTMAIL.COM The law of gambling can be simple, or enormously complex. For example, all gambling requires three elements: prize, chance and consideration. But creating a successful game that has only two of those elements can be extremely difficult....

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