Casino Phone Game Maker Wants Redo Of 9th Circ. Decision

By Ryan Boysen (February 28, 2020, 4:21 PM EST) -- Casino phone game developer High 5 Games LLC wants Washington's Supreme Court to decide whether its apps constitute "gambling" under Evergreen State law, potentially undoing a controversial Ninth Circuit ruling that sent shock waves through the mobile gaming industry by answering that question with a "yes."

Filed Thursday in Washington federal court, High 5's motion to certify the issue to the state's highest court said doing so would resolve once and for all a question that threatens to spawn piecemeal litigation for years to come.

"The pending lawsuits, ongoing consumer complaints, and legal uncertainty cry out for a definitive interpretation of...

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