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Of "Likes" and Luck: Social media and gaming regulations

by Dentons on

It is increasingly common for companies to organise marketing promotions using social media, perhaps, due to the ease and relatively low cost of doing so. It may come as a surprise to some, that such seemingly innocuous...more

Why a sweepstakes could seriously boost your customer surveys

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

“Excellent Shopping Trip? We Want to Hear From You” “Your Opinion Counts” “How Was Your Experience?” “We Listen to You” “Survey Sweepstakes” If you have visited a restaurant, hotel, department store, grocery store,...more

Prize Promoter Trudges Forward with March Madness Sweepstakes Lawsuit

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

Prize promotion and risk management company SCA Promotions, Inc. (“SCA”) recently asked the Fifth Circuit to overturn a Dallas federal court’s judgment on appeal in SCA’s March Madness sweepstakes lawsuit against Yahoo! Inc....more

New Jersey to Enact Fantasy Sports Law?

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

The New Jersey State Assembly has moved the State one step closer to enacting a fantasy sports law, passing a bill to impose regulations governing fantasy sports contests and their operators within the State....more

Vermont Passes Fantasy Sports Legislation

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

Vermont’s State Legislature has passed legislation that would expressly legalize and regulate fantasy sports contests and their operators within the State. If enacted, Vermont would become the third state this year to adopt...more

Contest Organizer in Legal Limbo over Sweepstakes Marketing

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

Last month, a federal district court in San Francisco dismissed the preemptive lawsuit of Contest Promotions, LLC (“Contest Promotions”), which had hoped to establish the legality of its sweepstakes marketing signs under...more

Federal Class Action Lawsuit Highlights Importance of Sweepstakes Lawyer

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

Last month, a federal district court in Detroit refused to dismiss a putative class action lawsuit filed against Dunham’s Athleisure Corporation (“Dunham’s”) concerning the regional sporting goods retailer’s sweepstakes...more

Be careful reselling a sweepstakes prize

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Shortly after posting my article on sweepstakes winners who didn’t want the prize they had won, I noticed several articles about a sweepstakes winner who ran into trouble while trying to resell his prize....more

Sweepstakes Law: Prize Limits, Registration and Bonding

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

Prize Amounts Can Have Sweepstakes Law Implications - Businesses are increasingly turning to sweepstakes and promotions as a means of attracting new customers and solidifying relationships with existing customers. In this...more

Arkansas Legalizes Fantasy Sports

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed into law a bill that legalizes and regulates fantasy sports contests and their operators within the State. The enactment makes Arkansas the eleventh such state to fully sanction the...more

Gaming and Hospitality Legal News: Volume 10, Number 1, April 2017: Nevada Leads The Way On Esports Wagering

by Dickinson Wright on

Perhaps the hottest topic in gaming today is the growth of professional esports. Esports are – essentially – professional video game tournaments and contests. Audiences for such tournaments have been filling stadiums in Asia...more

New Jersey Fantasy Sports Regulations Coming Soon?

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

The New Jersey Assembly’s Appropriations Committee has passed a bill aimed at establishing fantasy sports regulations to govern fantasy sports contests and their operators within the State. Passage of the proposal in the...more

What to do when the winner of a sweepstakes or contest wants a different prize

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

What if you offer a sweepstakes and the winner wants to receive only a portion of the prize? Recently, a winner won a vacation for her and a travel companion. However, she did not want anyone to travel with her even though it...more

Brewery and Beer Distributor Sued over Promotional Contest

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

A North Carolina woman has commenced legal action against Anheuser-Busch, LLC (“Anheuser-Busch”) and its North Carolina distributor, R.A. Jeffreys Distributing Company (“R.A. Jeffreys”), in connection with Anheuser-Busch’s...more

Mississippi Enacts Fantasy Sports Legislation

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

Mississippi became the first state to enact fantasy sports legislation in 2017 when Governor Phil Bryant signed HB 967 into law last week. The law is set to go into effect on July 1, 2017, though the State will start...more

Texas Lawmaker Introduces Fantasy Sports Bill; Fantasy Sports Lawyers Scrutinize the Details

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

A State Senator in Texas recently introduced a new bill that would legalize fantasy sports contests and implement regulations governing their operation. Fantasy sports lawyers understand that stakes for this bill are high as...more

Texas Bill Proposes Revision to Sweepstakes Law

by Locke Lord LLP on

A bill was introduced Friday that would affect the applicability of the Texas sweepstakes statute. Texas Business and Commerce Code Ch. 622 regulates the advertising and administration of promotions that award prizes based...more

Do new regulations for promotional games apply to your company?

by Dentons on

Issued last year, Decree 2104 of 2016 modified the request procedure for authorizing promotional games. We outline everything you need to know about complying with these regulations....more

Mississippi Advances Fantasy Sports Regulations

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

The Mississippi State House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would implement fantasy sports regulations. The bill will now head to the State Senate for debate and a vote on the measure. What are some of...more

One More Reason to Call a Sweepstakes Lawyer

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

Last month, an Ohio federal district court refused to dismiss a putative class action lawsuit filed against Foot Levelers, Inc. (“Foot Levelers”) concerning the orthotics maker’s sweepstakes sponsorship and marketing...more

Using loyalty programs as a promotional strategy in Colombia

by Dentons on

The Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC) recently defined the rules applicable to loyalty programs in Colombia. Loyalty programs that attract consumers to products or services by providing benefits, such as...more

Florida Fantasy Sports Regulations Coming Soon?

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

This week a Florida State Senator introduced proposed revisions to the State’s gaming laws intended to, among other things, regulate fantasy sports within the State of Florida. The bill proposes enacting the Fantasy Contest...more

Maryland Fantasy Sports Regulations Take Effect

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

This week, regulations governing fantasy sports contests in the State of Maryland went into effect. The regulations, implemented pursuant to a 2012 law exempting fantasy sports from the State’s gambling prohibition, vest the...more

“American Idol” Singer Sues Contest Sponsors

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

This Monday, a Mississippi resident sued a number of the “American Idol” contest’s sponsors after he allegedly suffered a serious internal ear injury in connection with the promotion....more

Fantasy Sports Bill Introduced in Ohio

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A fantasy sports bill has been introduced in Ohio pursuant to which the State’s gaming laws would be amended to provide the Ohio Casino Control Commission (the “Commission”) with the authority to regulate fantasy sports...more

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