Wed. Apr 24th, 2024

As an AI language model, I don’t have real-time data. However, here are ten prominent court cases involving the gambling industry from recent years:

1. United States v. PokerStars et al. (2011): The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) filed a lawsuit against PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker for illegal gambling, money laundering, and bank fraud.

2. Christie v. NCAA (2018): The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled to overturn the federal ban on sports betting, allowing states to legalize and regulate it.

3. United States v. DiCristina (2014): A federal court case regarding the definition of illegal gambling concerning a poker club operator in New York. The court ruled that poker is predominantly a game of skill, and thus exempted from the Illegal Gambling Business Act.

4. Ivey v. Genting Casinos (2017): Phil Ivey, a professional poker player, sued a UK casino for refusing to pay him £7.7 million in winnings, claiming he used a legitimate poker strategy called “edge sorting.” The court ruled in favor of the casino.

5. Crown Resorts Limited Inquiry (2020-2021): A public inquiry into the suitability of Crown Resorts Limited, an Australian casino company, to hold a casino license. The inquiry uncovered several allegations of money laundering and other illegal activities.

6. United States v. Scheinberg et al. (2011): The DoJ indicted the founders of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker on charges of money laundering, bank fraud, and violating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).

7. Las Vegas Sands Corp. – FCPA Violations (2017): The Las Vegas Sands Corporation settled a case with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by making improper payments to a consultant in China.

8. United States v. Lyons et al. (2018): Several individuals were charged with operating an illegal sports betting operation in Oregon, using an offshore website. The case aimed to crack down on illegal online gambling.

9. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa v. Ivey (2016): Following the Ivey v. Genting case, the Borgata Hotel Casino sued Phil Ivey for $9.6 million, claiming edge sorting during baccarat sessions. The court ruled in favor of the casino.

10. United States v. Cohen (2019): A federal court case against a New York man, Jay Cohen, who operated an offshore online sports betting site. The case resulted in the first criminal conviction under the Wire Act for online sports betting.

Please note that this list reflects previous notable cases and not necessarily recent or ongoing cases involving the gambling industry.

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