Allen Myers

Allen Myers

Goodwin Procter LLP

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Odds-On Favorite MGM Wins The DC-Area Casino Sweepstakes

As long expected, MGM was selected to build the Prince George’s County casino in a 5 to 2 vote by the Maryland Video Lottery Facility Location Commission, in what some considered to be “a foregone conclusion.” MGM’s proposed...more

12/24/2013 - Casinos Lottery MGM

Third Circuit Refuses to Accept New Jersey’s Sports Bet

The Third Circuit denied New Jersey’s request that the Court rehear arguments en banc in National Collegiate Athletic Association, et al. v. Governor of New Jersey, et al. (previously chronicled in the Goodwin Gaming Blog...more

11/19/2013 - Gambling PASPA Sports Betting

DC-Area Casino Hopefuls Clear Regulatory Hurdle, Prepare For Close-Ups

Each of the three companies competing for a casino in Prince George’s County — Greenwood Racing, MGM Resorts, and Penn National Gaming — received a stamp of approval from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission,...more

10/16/2013 - Casinos

In Split Decision, Sports Leagues Overcome New Jersey’s Attempt to Legalize Sports Wagering

Following oral argument in June 2013 (chronicled in the Goodwin Gaming Blog here), the Third Circuit has affirmed, 2-1, the district court’s ruling in National Collegiate Athletic Association, et al. v. Governor of New...more

9/23/2013 - Anti-Commandeering Commerce Clause NCAA PASPA Separation of Powers Sports Sports Betting Standing Tenth Amendment

DC’s Neighbors Upping the Ante To Attract District Gamblers

Five years ago, DC-dwellers in search of a casino had to make the more-than-three-hour trek to Atlantic City. Today, as legislatures in nearby Delaware, West Virginia and now Maryland have opened the field to casinos with...more

8/28/2013 - Casinos Gambling Lottery

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