College Athletes Sue Fantasy Sports Gambling Sites

College Athletes Sue Fantasy Sports Gambling Sites

In May 2016, a class of former college athletes sued FanDuel and DraftKings, alleging that the sites wrongfully profited from their likenesses. Relying on Indiana’s right of publicity statute, the former college athletes argued that FanDuel and DraftKings...
Online Sports Wagering? Don’t Bet On It

Online Sports Wagering? Don’t Bet On It

On October 30, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 271, a gaming expansion bill that legalizes, among other things, online sports betting in Pennsylvania. Wolf’s signature comes a week after the state legislature passed the bill, which legalizes and...
Nationwide Sports Gambling? Bet On It.

Nationwide Sports Gambling? Bet On It.

The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992, also known as the Bradley Act, expressly prohibits sports betting nationwide with four exceptions: Oregon, Delaware, Montana, and, most notably, Nevada. Nevertheless, gambling remains an enormous...
New Jersey Argues State Sovereignty for Sports Gambling

New Jersey Argues State Sovereignty for Sports Gambling

Former U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olson has brought New Jersey’s fight to legalize in-state sports gambling to the U.S. Supreme Court. According to the Wall Street Journal, Governor Chris Christie first attempted to legalize sports betting in New Jersey in 2012, but...
Even Football Isn’t Immune from Uncle Sam

Even Football Isn’t Immune from Uncle Sam

Millions of Americans tuned in to watch the Denver Broncos emerge victorious over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 and many of those millions also placed bets on the “Big Game.”  For all those who won money gambling on the game, the IRS wants its cut of your...