Fantasy Sports

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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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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Iowa Fantasy Sports Becomes Reality

November 1, 2019 In an effort several years in the making, Iowa recently issued the State’s first fantasy sports license to DraftKings, Inc. (“DraftKings”).  DraftKings wasted no time in getting its operations up and running, having launched its Internet-based Iowa fantasy sports service to the public in recent weeks. What are some notable provisions of …

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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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Indiana Supreme Court Rules Against Student Athletes in Fantasy Sports Rights of Publicity Case

October 29, 2018 In a landmark decision, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that student athletes do not have a right of publicity basis to prevent fantasy sports companies from using their names, pictures and/or statistics without the athletes’ consent under the State’s statute. Why did the Court find no preemptive right of publicity for …

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