Big Fish Ruling Stings Social Casino Industry

A Seattle federal appeals court ruling that the Big Fish social casino constitutes illegal online gambling will likely require operators to block players from a state that has been a mecca for social gaming developers, gaming attorneys have told GamblingCompliance.

“This opinion is a disaster for Washington [state] consumers who enjoy free social games,” said Jeff Ifrah, founder of Ifrah Law in Washington, D.C. “As a result, operators in Washington will have to block Washington going forward.”

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