After pleading guilty in 2007 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and transmit gambling information, former NBA referee Tim Donaghy is back in the news. In an in-depth report, ESPN analyzed the games Donaghy officiated and interviewed his co-conspirators. The findings reveal that … [Read more...] about 2007 NBA Ref Scandal Back in Play
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
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 regulates daily … [Read more...] about Online Sports Wagering? Don’t 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, online gambling for real money remains an … [Read more...] about Nationwide Sports Gambling? Bet On It.
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 when the … [Read more...] about New Jersey Argues State Sovereignty for Sports Gambling