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eSports coming to the fore for policymakers in Europe

by White & Case LLP on

ESports' First EU Parliamentary Discussion - "eSports in Europe: What Policy Response?" was the title of the first conference about competitive gaming's current regulation and sport status in the EU. On September 6, 2017,...more

Supreme Court Ruling On Sports Betting Case Could Level The Playing Field

by Ifrah PLLC on

This month Ifrah Law submitted an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in Christie v. NCAA, a pivotal case with far reaching implications for the gaming industry and state coffers across the country. The case...more

New Jersey Enacts Legislation To Regulate Fantasy And Daily Fantasy Sports

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The popularity of fantasy sports, including daily fantasy sports (DFS), as well as a perceived lack of regulation and consumer protections within the industry have resulted in several states expressly authorizing and...more

SCOTUS Grants Review of Federal Ban on Sports Gambling

by Reed Smith on

In one of its final acts of the October 2016 term, the Supreme Court of the United States recently agreed to hear a New Jersey challenge to the constitutionality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act...more

U.S. Supreme Court Set to Address Sports Betting

On June 27, 2017, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to a law that prohibits individual states from permitting gambling based on professional or amateur sports....more

Gaming & Hospitality Legal News: Volume 10, Number 4: Nevada Passes New Law That Provides Flexibility for eSports Wagering

by Dickinson Wright on

The Nevada Legislature has just passed Senate Bill 240 (SB240). This bill clarifies that the pari-mutuel system of gaming may be used for events other than horse racing, dog racing, or sporting events. Pari-mutuel is a...more

New Jersey Sports Gaming In Flux: State Moves To Regulate Daily Fantasy Sports While Legalized Sports Betting Faces Greater...

by Ifrah PLLC on

In a highly-anticipated brief by the Solicitor General, the United States argued today that the Supreme Court should not take up New Jersey’s challenge to federal laws preventing it from legalizing sports betting. Despite...more

Sports Wagering in Your State

by Dickinson Wright on

“Sports gambling is going to be legal. We might as well embrace it and become part of the solution, rather than fight it. It’s in everyone’s best interests for it to be above-board.”...more

News from Second and State

Weekly Wrap - Pennsylvania’s budget deadline is just about two months away, and the General Assembly got to work this week positioning bills that could eventually be used as part of a 2017-2018 state spending plan....more

March Madness 2017: How to Avoid Fouling Out from an Employment Law Perspective

Across the country, sports fans are gearing up for their favorite seasonal competition: the NCAA “March Madness” tournament. Those with winning brackets can earn prizes ranging from neighborhood bragging rights, up to a...more

Gavel to Gavel: Office pool madness

by McAfee & Taft on

For the 50 million Americans who are expected to participate in March Madness office pools this year, hope springs eternal … that is, until the official first round tips off and brackets begin busting. But for now, there’s...more

One Shining Moment and Hundreds of Lost Hours of Production

It’s that time of the year again, the annual March ping pong tournament at my local YMCA. There’s another minor tournament going on now that you may have heard of – the NCAA basketball tournament. It is during this time of...more

Is it a Gamble for Employers to Permit Office Pools During March Madness?

by FordHarrison on

The American Gaming Association estimates that Americans will bet a total of $10.4 billion on March Madness brackets, pools and contests this year, an increase of approximately 13% from last year. While estimates vary, some...more

Is Your Organization Prepared for the (March) Madness?

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

It’s the time of year when workplace chatter suddenly includes constant references to Wildcats, Jayhawks, Pirates, Tar Heels, and Blue Devils. As well as the question of whether the UConn Women’s Basketball Team will ever...more

Going Nuclear: New Jersey’s Last-Ditch Option for Legalizing Sports Betting

by Goodwin on

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent invitation for the Solicitor General to weigh on New Jersey’s sports betting case may give new life to the Garden State’s efforts to expand its gambling portfolio. But in the event that the...more

Three States Introduce Bills to Legalize Sports Betting While SCOTUS Decides Whether to Hear Suit Challenging Existing Federal Ban

by Reed Smith on

As the Supreme Court weighs whether to hear a New Jersey challenge to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PAPSA”) – a 1992 federal law that banned sports wagering in all states where it was not already in...more

Super Bowl Office Betting – Does it Cross the Line?

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Riding her beloved Packers late-game win against the Dallas Cowboys, Allfer Funn, owner of Con Genial, is polishing her cheese head hat and dusting off her Super Bowl Squares Pool from last year in anticipation of the Big...more

After String of Bad Beats, New Jersey Contemplates Going All In On Sports Betting

by Goodwin on

Lawmakers in Trenton are desperate to allow sports betting in Atlantic City. The American Gaming Association estimates that $149 billion is illegally wagered on sports in the United States each year. ...more

German Prime Minister Conference Reaches Agreement on the Amendments to the German Interstate Treaty on Gambling...

by Reed Smith on

According to a press release of 28 October 2016, the Prime Minister Conference agreed to repeal the limitation to 20 licenses for private sports betting providers. Further, the German gambling regulators are invited to take...more

Bribery and the beautiful game: A typology

by Reed Smith on

It will have saddened many people to read further allegations of wrongdoing in English football. The story, based on classic secret recording methods, was broken by The Daily Telegraph and has been picked up by the entire...more

NFL, Employers, and the Office Fantasy Pool – Gambling in the Workplace

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

With the start of a new NFL football season around the corner, many employers are likely hearing chatter around the workplace about the upcoming season, predictions, and office football leagues. Office betting pools can have...more

Third Circuit: Federal Law Did Not Commandeer States To Act in Violation of Constitution

Can the federal government at times and, in all places, commandeer the states to act in a certain way? “Commandeering” refers to a federal requirement that state officials enact, administer, or enforce a federal regulatory...more

An Overview of HB 2150, Preliminarily Approving Expanded Gaming in Pennsylvania

by Blank Rome LLP on

Action Item: The Pennsylvania legislature is poised to expand gaming significantly to include interactive gaming and fantasy sports, among other major changes. Be prepared for these developments which will create...more

Weekly Web Wrap-Up

Welcome to Sheppard Mullin’s Weekly Web Wrap-Up, a quick list of the past week’s top news in the social media, gaming, and virtual goods and currencies industries curated by Social Media & Games Team. Here are some of the...more

Monmouth Park Brings Exchange Wagering to the United States

by Ifrah PLLC on

Exchange wagering—a fixed-odds variant of pari-mutuel betting—is making its U.S. debut today. Monmouth Park, a racetrack in New Jersey, has begun offering on-site and online exchange wagering in cooperation with Betfair US....more

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