Fantasy Sports

Parting with PASPA: U.S. Supreme Court Paves the Way for Regulated Sports Gambling

Earlier today, New Jersey won a sweeping victory in Murphy v. NCAA, a case challenging the constitutionality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA).  As David Apfel and Brian Burgess recently explained, the parties’ arguments focused on whether the federal policy requiring states to maintain prohibitions…

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Place Your Bets: Will the Trump Administration Support New Jersey's Push to Expand Sports Gambling?

New Jersey’s years-long battle to allow sports gambling received a significant boost from the U.S. Supreme Court last week, which issued an order inviting the Solicitor General to file a brief in the case (known to Court Watchers as a “CVSG”).  The Court’s action keeps alive New Jersey’s push to…

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Fantasy Sports Update

On Thursday, DraftKings will appear before Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Brian A. Davis to assert a breach of contract claim against its two payment processors, Optimal Payments and Vantiv.  DraftKings seeks to enjoin both processors from blocking credit card transactions by New York DFS players. Former U.S. Senator Richard Bryan…

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Fantasy Sports Update

Here are today’s fantasy news articles of interest: A new Florida lawsuit against FanDuel and DraftKings has named DFS partners, such as the leagues and payment processors, as defendants under a RICO theory. After exiting the NY market, FanDuel saw a slight dip in entry-fees this weekend, while DraftKings maintained…

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Fantasy Sports Update

Here are today’s fantasy articles of interest: The Massachusetts AG has announced new regulations that would govern daily fantasy sports operators.  The regulations mostly impose consumer protections and do not attempt to directly govern gameplay. A DraftKings attorney, Griffin Finan, spoke before the South Dakota Commission on Gaming, asserting that…

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