Gaming and gambling in the United States have undergone tremendous growth and transformation over the last decade, and the vast landscape of legal and regulatory hurdles is changing daily. Goodwin Procter's Gaming, Gambling & Sweepstakes practice has launched a new blog aimed at helping operating companies, entrepreneurs and investors stay on top of the complex and rapidly shifting legal and regulatory issues affecting gambling and gaming in the United States.

 

Fantasy Sports Update

Here is a selection of recent fantasy-related gaming articles of interest: Both FanDuel and DraftKings moved for, and were denied, temporary restraining orders to enjoin NY AG Schneiderman.  DraftKings stated the TRO was likely denied because the AG’s office stated it would not pursue action against DK/FD while the (now-expedited)…

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Fantasy Sports Update

Here is a selection of recent fantasy-related gaming articles of interest: According to CNBC Now, DraftKings’ motion for a TRO has been denied.  (FanDuel’s, too.) DraftKings and FanDuel have preemptively sued AG Schneiderman. FanDuel is out of New York, DraftKings is still in. 300 people protested NY AG Schneiderman’s decision in…

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Fantasy Sports Update

Here is a selection of recent fantasy-related gaming articles of interest: The New York Times issued an editorial entitled “The Trouble With Fantasy Sports Gambling.” The New York Post reports quite a few New Yorkers are upset with AG Schneiderman’s actions (including NY legislators). This attorney-written CNBC op/ed states the NY…

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Hold Your Cards Close: Data Protection and the Gaming Industry

Prepared by Alicia Rubio Increased cybercrimes and data security threats have recently made headline news with reports of massive data security breaches at major U.S. companies, including Target and more recently, The Home Depot. Risks of data breaches affect any company engaged in collecting and storing consumer data. To protect themselves…

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