Author Archives: Steve

Handicapping the Supreme Court Votes on Sports Betting

It is the first Monday in October, which means the Supreme Court is back in session. This term will feature several major cases, but for sports fans there is no case more significant than what most are calling the sports … Continue reading

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Maine’s DFS Regulation Bill Stalls In Committee

Thanks to this nation’s incoherent and inconsistent gaming laws at the federal level, the Daily Fantasy Sports industry is working overtime to deal with potentially 50 different state-level regulations. But don’t feel sorry for DFS operators. Regulation is what the … Continue reading

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The Effort to Legalize March Madness Brackets in Pennsylvania Continues

Since “Selection Sunday” is right around the corner, allow this to serve as your regular reminder that those March Madness brackets about to flood your office are still technically not legal. As I have written about in the past, bracket … Continue reading

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US Soccer and MLS Remain Silent On Trump’s Travel Ban

Sticking to sports is no longer an option. Now that President Trump has temporarily banned entry into the United States of all persons from seven predominantly Muslim countries – court orders be damned — the sports world must deal with a … Continue reading

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New Wage Law Makes Free Agency in Philadelphia Awkward

Philadelphia rang in 2017 by becoming the largest American city to allow its government to dictate what is and isn’t healthy for its citizens to drink. The maligned “soda tax” went into effect January 1st tacking on a 1.5 cents … Continue reading

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Colorado Defies PASPA With New Daily Fantasy Pari-Mutuel Offerings

Anyone who has ever read this blog or my pieces for Above the Law know that I fully support gaming in all forms. In particular, I routinely advocate for nationally legalized sports gambling through the repeal of the problematic and … Continue reading

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Steve Silver To Present At SRLA Conference

Legal Blitz Co-Founder, Steve Silver, is teaming up with frequent Legal Blitz contributor and Coastal Carolina University sports management professor, Amanda Siegrist, to continue his quest of  educating others about college athletes’ due process rights. This time, Silver and Siegrist will … Continue reading

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Local Government Makes Operating Stadiums In Philadelphia Much More Expensive

As more cities reach the harsh realization that public financing for sports venues is always a losing proposition for taxpayers, Philadelphia has now passed a bill aimed at recouping some its money via mandated higher wages at stadiums and arenas. … Continue reading

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New Jersey Appeals Court Affirms Strong Standard For Youth Sports Tort Liability

Injuries are a part of sports. Period. End of story. However, in America, when an injury occurs, most people look for someone else to not only blame, but to also sue. In the past two years, personal injury lawsuits arising … Continue reading

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Trump’s VP Selection Should Scare Poker Enthusiasts

We here at The Legal Blitz try to stay away from politics. However, when covering the intersection of sports, gambling, and the law, it is nearly impossible to do so. One particular issue that I have kept an eye on … Continue reading

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