Walters Law Group

Check out Regulating Internet Gambling -Includes a chapter written by Mr. Walters regarding Online Gambling Advertising

The Twelfth Edition of the Internet Gambling Report is now available, including an updated chapter on Advertising Issues by Lawrence Walters

First Amendment Attorney

Basic Information Regarding Online Gambling

Our firm provides experienced legal guidance to online casinos and other participants in the virtual gaming industry. Legal compliance review is critical in the ever-changing field of online gaming law. Serious legal consequences can result from running a virtual gambling enterprise in the United States, however the promotion or advertising of gaming Websites raises different legal issues including the First Amendment right to engage in commercial speech. Our firm is equipped to evaluate the legality of online gaming promotions and business relationships to provide critical legal information necessary to evaluate the potential risks and rewards. Our services include the following:

· Legal Compliance Review
· Promotion/Advertising Evaluation
· Affiliate Contracts
· Legal Challenges
· Gaming Law Advice
· White Collar Criminal Defense

2013 Online Gambling Law Update Presentation

Internet Gambling Advertising Best Practices

U.S. Gambling Law Update – Presented on June 13, 2012 at the Canadian Gaming Summit

Alternative Currency presentation

Lawrence Walters and Prof. Nelson Rose discuss the impact of “Black Friday” Poker Indictments on Gaming Affiliates

Listen to Lawrence Walters discuss the recent indictments against online poker sites

Gaming News

Mega-donor Sheldon Adelson pushing the GOP to ban Internet gambling, just as states are starting to legalize the activity

Web Host and Design Company Prosecuted for Online Gambling Violations in New York State Prosecution.>  Read the Indictment.


Free Resources

Lawrence Walters discusses legalization of online gambling at the state and federal levels in the U.S.

Feds investigating online poker site for money laundering

Florida may legalize Internet Poker per new bill

Ancillary Enforcement Strategies Against Online Gambling Sites

Online Gambling Operators Must Consider State as well as Federal Law

BetOnSports Online Sportsbetting Prosecution May Result in Significant Ruling

Read about the new U.S. Bill designed to legalize and regulate online gambling, introduced by Rep. Barney Frank

Basic Information Regarding Online Gambling Law

"Since the untimely passing of Kenneth Hense two years ago, Lawrence Walters has assumed the role as online gambling's preeminent industry attorney.”, PLC needs a wing and a prayer…and a miracle from God

Legalization of Online Gambling Could Generate $3 Billion in Tax Revenues!!

Mr. Walters comments on the recent Justice Department action against World Wide Telesports

View the Affiliate Marketing Presentation from the CAP Spring Break in Miami, Florida

View the Presentation at the Canadian Gaming Summit

Walters comments on the legal concerns for investors in the online gambling industry

Mr. Walters comments in Business Week on the Free Speech battle in the online gambling advertising industry.

Online Gambling Advertising Crisis Takes Center Stage at Industry Conference

Mr. Walters comments on the U.S. threats against Online Gambling sites in the New York Times.

Justice Department seizes online gambling advertising fees; industry reacts.

Equating Sex & Gambling in the Eyes of the Law. Read about how the government uses all the same arguments when regulating sexual activity and gambling activities.

Online Gambling Articles

On October 13, 2006, President Bush signed into law the 'Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006.' This law substantially changed the legal landscape as it relates to online gambling in the United States. Please note that the following articles may have been written before the passage of the UIGE, and therefore, some of the conclusions reached may no longer be valid. Please consult with an attorney before relying on any information contained in a legal article or publication.

Internet Sweepstakes Cafes

Question or Concern About the Online Gaming Industry? Email Lawrence G. Walters, Esq. at:

Looking for Information About the Video Game Industry?

We also provide strategic legal guidance to the interactive digital software industry involved in the production, distribution and display of video games. This industry is currently facing censorship efforts on the local, state and national levels by those seeking to blame video games for violence by teenagers. We aggressively defend the First Amendment rights of those involved in the Video Game industry. Our services include game content evaluation, local ordinance challenges, copyright issues and the zealous advocacy of Free Speech rights.

Video Game Articles:

Lawrence Walters comments on legalization of online gambling

Gamasutra discusses Mr. Walters presentation at the Sex in Video Games Conference

Sex in Video Games Presentation

Read the interview with Mr. Walters regarding Video Games and the First Amendment


Metro Orlando Office

Lawrence G. Walters, Esq. Walters Law Group
195 W. Pine Ave.
Longwood, FL 32750-4104
Voice: 407.975.9150
Toll Free: 800.530.8137
Fax: 407.774.6151

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