BLACKJACK AND THE LAW
By Robert Loeb
Robert Loeb is a criminal defense and gambling attorney in Chicago. He is the co-author, with I. Nelson Rose, of Blackjack and the Law, which is available onwww.amazon.com or through RGE Publishing at www.advantageplayer.com/blackjack.
Iím going to try to cover the last year in legal developments as they relate to blackjack and advantage play. Iím not aware of any landmark cases or developments that dramatically change the legal landscape for gamblers, but there are a lot of small developments that should interest both casual and very serious players.
Blackjack Play at the Tables
The major changes at the tables are not legal issues. Fewer tables, 6:5 payoffs on naturals, and similar issues donít make their way to the courts. Sure, Missouri raised their loss limits in the last year, but thatís hardly a major development.
The biggest media splash has been made by a card counting application which is now available at a nominal cost on Apple iPhones. Blackjack historians know that this is nothing new. The use of computers and other devices have been...
Yes, itís tax season again. The biggest development in tax treatment of gambling in the past year came in an IRS memorandum covering...
The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) has been the law of the land for several years, but its future has never been more...
Under the doctrine of sovereign immunity, Indian tribes, and the casinos they own, are governed primarily by tribal law as opposed to state or Federal law. They sign compacts (like contracts or agreements) when the casinos are established, and the terms of these compacts can determine what rights the...
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