Sweepstakes & Gaming Law

NY sports gambling law- Klein Moynihan Turco

Agreement Reached to Enact NY Sports Gambling Law

This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature agreed to a budget deal that will bring mobile sports betting to the State through a unique NY sports gambling law.  Upon the Governor’s signature, NY sports gambling is primed to become the nation’s largest market. However, New York is taking a somewhat novel …

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Running a sweepstakes? Discuss 'sweepstakes consideration' with a sweepstakes lawyer

Running a Sweepstakes? Beware of Triggering the Sweepstakes Consideration Element

Businesses often employ sweepstakes promotions as a marketing vehicle to promote their goods and services. Sweepstakes can also constitute the business itself, e.g., Publishers Clearing House.  When done well, sweepstakes can become cultural phenomena, such as the McDonald’s Monopoly sweepstakes promotion. Alternatively, when done poorly, sweepstakes can have adverse business consequences and cause marketing teams …

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Fantasy Sports Lawsuit, FanDuel

Daily Fantasy Sports Law News: Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against FanDuel

In a substantial development in the world of daily fantasy sports law, a behemoth in the industry, FanDuel, has been named in a multi-state class action lawsuit involving its online sportsbook platform.  The lawsuit alleges various state consumer protection law violations which, the plaintiff claims, resulted in sports bettors being induced into risky wagers that …

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1st Circ. Ruling Is A High-Wire Act For Sports Betting Market

By Zachary Zagger Law360 (January 25, 2021, 9:47 PM EST) — The First Circuit’s recent ruling that the federal Wire Act’s prohibition on interstate communications for wagering applies only to sports betting affirmed a narrow view of the 60-year-old criminal law that attorneys say is a major win for the online lottery and gambling industries, even …

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Breaking: First Circuit Limits Federal Wire Act to Sporting Events and Contests

In 2019, The United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire ruled against the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), concluding that the “Wire Act applies only to transmissions related to bets or wagers on a sporting event or contest.” On January 20, 2021, the First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court’s decision, …

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The Ultimate Contest Law and Sweepstakes Guide

Are you interested in running a contest or sweepstakes campaign as a means to engage with new and existing customers? Crafting a successful contest or sweepstakes promotion can increase interest in your brand and grow your customer base. However, if you are not familiar with sweepstakes and contest law, you might be gambling with your …

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