May 23, 2024

Is the State Lottery the New Online Casino?

Michael R. Peacock

Business attorney Michael Peacock wrote a Law360 article exploring the blurring lines between state lottery games and traditional casino games in the era of online and mobile gaming. The article delves into the legal distinctions between lottery and casino gambling under state laws, highlighting the permissive nature of state lottery legislation compared to the strict oversight of private casino and online gaming enterprises. Mr. Peacock examines the ongoing battle for market supremacy between state lotteries and the private-sector casino industry, using the Greenwood Gaming v. Pennsylvania case as a prime example of the legal challenges that arise when iLottery products closely resemble online casino games in appearance and gameplay features.

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