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Fantasy Sports Law Today

Fantasy Sports Law Today

Daily fantasy sports exploded onto the landscape approximately five (5) years ago.  Since then, the industry has been shaped by substantial fantasy sports law developments that have required deft navigation by operators that offer fantasy sports contests to consumers.  The flurry of legal changes has given rise to nuanced regulatory differences across various jurisdictions. This …

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Daily Fantasy Ruling Could Spur Change To NY Gambling Ban

Daily Fantasy Ruling Could Spur Change To NY Gambling Ban

A New York State appellate court has issued a ruling on daily fantasy sports that could change the State’s constitutional ban on gambling. By Zachary Zagger Law360 (February 11, 2020, 10:21 PM EST) — A New York state appellate court has thrown daily fantasy sports into hot water by finding that contests like those offered …

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New York Appeals Court Finds Fantasy Sports Law Unconstitutional

New York Appeals Court Finds Fantasy Sports Law Unconstitutional

In what is potentially a major setback for the industry, a New York State appellate court recently ruled that the State’s 2016 fantasy sports law violates the State’s constitutional ban on gambling.  Along with striking the portion of the law that legalized and regulated the industry, the court also invalidated the portion of the law …

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Bachelor Contestants Embroiled in Fantasy Sports Law Controversy

Bachelor Contestants Embroiled in Fantasy Sports Law Controversy

Reality television recently helped turn the public’s attention to the world of fantasy sports law.  Following significant backlash concerning the circumstances of her first-place finish in the Millionaire Maker contest, former Bachelor contestant Jade Roper Tolbert was stripped of a $1 million prize awarded to her by fantasy sports operator DraftKings.  DraftKings released a statement …

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New Jersey Fantasy Sports Operator Settles with State

September 13, 2019 On August 16, 2019, fantasy sports operator SportsHub Games Network, Inc. (“SportsHub”) and the New Jersey Attorney General entered into a Consent Order in which SportsHub agreed to pay a $30,000 penalty for operating a fantasy sports website in New Jersey without a permit. Pursuant to the terms of the New Jersey …

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NY Daily Fantasy Sports In Jeopardy After Gambling Ruling

By Zachary Zagger. Law360 (October 31, 2018, 5:16 PM EDT) — A New York state court’s recent ruling that daily fantasy sports contests are gambling exposes operators like DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc. to legal risks that were thought to be resolved and may force the companies to lobby for an amendment to the state …

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Massachusetts to Tax Fantasy Sports?

January 26, 2018 New omnibus gaming legislation has been introduced to the Massachusetts State Senate which, if enacted, will significantly affect fantasy sports operators conducting business in the Commonwealth.  Introduced with an eye towards preparing for potential legalized sports gambling in the event that New Jersey prevails in its fight against the Professional and Amateur …

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