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Ifrah’s David Yellin Takes On Noted Attorney Paul Clement On Legality Of PASPA

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Talk about a true David and Goliath story: David Yellin, an associate at Ifrah Law, recently called out Paul Clement, a true Goliath in the legal field. Unfazed by Clement’s impressive credentials – Clement boasts about his...more

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

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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

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

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

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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

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“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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

Fantasy Sports Bill Proposed for Nevada

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On August 23, 2016, the two largest daily fantasy sports (“DFS”) operators, DraftKings and Fan Duel, will be presenting their proposed Nevada daily fantasy sports legislation (the “Proposed Bill”) to the Nevada Gaming Policy...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

Goliath Versus Goliath:  Three Takeaways From the En Banc Rehearing of NCAA v. New Jersey

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Barring congressional action, the future of sports betting in the United States lies in the hands of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Last month, the en banc court heard argument in NCAA v. New Jersey, No....more

Mass Gaming Commission Holds Daylong Forum on Daily Fantasy Sports

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On Thursday, December 10, 2015, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) held a daylong forum to educate the MGC commissioners, staff and the public on Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) and to inform the policy paper the MGC is...more

Third Circuit Rejects New Jersey's Bid to Legalize Sports Betting—Again

For the second time in two years, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the state of New Jersey's attempt to legalize sports betting because it conflicts with federal law. In a 2-1 decision in NCAA v. Christie...more

Super Bowl or Bust: Can Employees Gamble on the Big Game?

It is estimated that the 100 million dollars in wagers that Nevada sports books accepted for the 2014 Super Bowl accounted for just 1% of all Super Bowl betting last year; and the total amount of money wagered on the upcoming...more

Third Circuit Refuses to Accept New Jersey’s Sports Bet

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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

Third Circuit Rejects New Jersey's Effort to Sanction Sports Wagering

Tony Soprano’s business is safe, for now — the Third Circuit recently invalidated New Jersey’s attempt to legalize sports wagering because it violated a federal law that prohibits most states from licensing such activities....more

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

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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

New Jersey Changes its Playbook On Appeal to Third Circuit

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On June 26, 2013, a three judge panel of the Third Circuit heard oral argument in National Collegiate Athletic Association, et al. v. Governor of New Jersey, et al. The NCAA and the North American professional sports leagues...more

Appeals Court Hears Argument on N.J. Sports Betting Law, With Uncertain Outcome

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Very lively oral arguments were held today, June 26, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on the New Jersey sports betting law, in a case that will have an enormous impact on the future of sports betting in the...more

DOJ Files Briefs in Key 3rd Circuit Case on N.J. Sports Betting Law

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On June 7, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as well as the four major professional sports leagues and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) filed their briefs in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third...more

N.J. Files Brief Supporting Sports Betting Law in Key Gambling Litigation

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The state of New Jersey filed its opening brief on April 29 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, in a case that could ultimately decide the fate of sports betting in the United States....more

Federal Judge Strikes Down N.J. Sports Betting Statute as Conflicting With Federal Law

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Last night, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp released an opinion in the widely watched New Jersey sports betting case, stating that New Jersey’s sports betting law is invalid as conflicting with federal law. Now, the...more

California Reintroduces Bill to Legalize Sports Betting

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For the second year in a row, the California State Legislature will consider Senate Bill 190 to legalize sports betting within the state. Last year’s Senate Bill 1390 passed in the California State Senate, but stalled in...more

DOJ Brief Tries to Keep N.J. Sports Gaming Law Out of Bounds

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On Friday, February 1, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey defending the constitutionality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992...more

DOJ Plans to Intervene in N.J. Sports-Betting Case

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The U.S. Department of Justice announced on January 22, 2013, that it plans to intervene in the lawsuit brought by the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA challenging a New Jersey state law that legalized...more

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