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Advertising a Game of Chance? Contact a Sweepstakes Lawyer

Businesses often use games of chance to promote products, increase traffic to their websites, and increase revenues. When set up correctly, games of chance can be a boon for business. However, when fashioned incorrectly, the consequences include reputational harm, civil litigation and even criminal liability. Games of skill (as opposed to chance) are regulated at …

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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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Washington gambling law

Proposed Gambling Law Revision Aimed at Protecting Washington State Gaming Industry

January 30th, 2020 This month, the Washington State Senate and House of Representatives each released separate proposed bills – House Bill 2720 and Senate Bill 6568 – aimed at changing Washington’s gambling law.  In response to the Ninth Circuit’s 2018 decision in Kater v. Churchill Downs Inc., Washington State’s legislature is attempting to redefine what …

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Illinois Enacts Sports Gambling Law

July 10, 2019 At the end of June, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a massive gaming initiative, which includes legalized sports gambling.   While the sports gambling law’s passage does not mean that wagers on sporting events can be accepted right away, it does represent a major legal change in one of the country’s …

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OddsShark.com Bitten by New Jersey Gambling Marketing Laws

February 20, 2019  On February 6, 2019, Mr. David Rebuck, Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (the “Division” or “NJDGE”), notified Oddsshark.com and its operators that their promotion of illegal gaming sites violated Federal, and New Jersey State gambling marketing laws. In response to the notification, Oddsshark.com has posted an “ACCESS DENIED” …

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Justice Department Releases Wire Act Opinion Letter

January 21, 2019 The Office of Legal Counsel for the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has released an opinion updating the DOJ’s interpretation of the federal Wire Act.  The new Wire Act opinion letter expands the scope of the Wire Act’s interstate prohibitions as they have existed since 2011.  However, given the potentially drastic …

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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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SEC Settles Lawsuits Against Nevada Sports Betting Funds

September 12, 2018 The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently settled two lawsuits against sports betting funds which the agency accused of violating the Securities Act.  The settlement culminates a nearly two-year investigation, and the first known prosecution of a sports betting fund since Nevada legalized such pooled wagering. What were the nature of the …

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