Brown and red leaves weren’t the only unusual sight during last year’s Masters Tournament. On top of an unprecedented November scene at Augusta National, one of the game’s most historic sites witnessed another peculiarity: one of the game’s most influential players donning a … [Read more...] about How are sports leagues clarifying player punishments for sports gambling controversies?
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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 violated their right to … [Read more...] about College Athletes Sue Fantasy Sports Gambling Sites
When the United States Supreme Court denies certiorari (cert.) to a case ruling that a large nonprofit organization is subject to federal antitrust laws, most in the sports world don’t pay close attention. On October 3rd, 2016, however, the U.S. Supreme Court grabbed the … [Read more...] about 1st & Goal for the College Athletes’ Rights
A group of New Yorkers filed a lawsuit on October 5, 2016 in the New York Supreme Court, challenging a recently enacted law allowing daily fantasy sports (DFS) in the Empire State. DFS are a subset of online fantasy sports in which players compete by building a team of … [Read more...] about Fantasy Sports Gets Dose of Reality in New York City
Last month Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General, declared daily fantasy sports a form of illegal gambling in Texas. With this announcement Paxton joins the increasing number of attorney generals (NY, IL, VT) across the nation that have declared war against popular fantasy sports … [Read more...] about Texas Decision on Daily Fantasy Sports