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After 2020 Veto Maine Tries To Legalize Sports Betting Again

Last time around in Maine, the powers that be managed to kill a bill to legalize sports wagering that the legislature sent to Gov. Janet Mills. This time around, while time and a pandemic have changed the landscape, pretty much … Continue reading

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Did Colorado Open The Floodgates for Sportsbook Partnerships in College Sports?

Despite years of claiming in federal courts that it would suffer irreparable harm from legalized sports betting and after recently telling Congress amateurism would literally die if sports betting expanded, the NCAA shockingly allowed the University of Colorado to partner … Continue reading

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NFL Players Must Act Now Against Hate of All Kinds

I never fully understood what anti-Semitism was until a few of my middle school football teammates cornered me in the locker room after practice and told me they were going to finish what Hitler started. In that moment I knew … Continue reading

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What Has California Done, and Why Does It Matter?

What Has California Done, and Why Does It Matter? By Richard G. Johnson. Mr. Johnson was plaintiff’s counsel in Oliver v. NCAA, which was the first college athlete lawsuit against the NCAA to ever get to trial, the first to win, … Continue reading

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Maine: The Way Sports Betting Should Be

Fully mobile wagering, no integrity fees, no data mandates, and low licensing fees. Is this heaven? No it’s Maine. After a rapid and at times secretive legislative process, Maine legalized sports betting last week. Not only did the Pine Tree … Continue reading

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ROUND-UP: New Hampshire’s Victory Over the DOJ’s Reinterpretation of the Wire Act

Last summer the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal prohibition of sports betting. This summer, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire smacked down the Department of Justice’s attempt to expand the Wire Act to all … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Takes On DOJ In Monumental Wire Act Clash

It was only a matter of time before litigation ensued. There was zero chance that the DOJ could undo decades of law in its sweetheart deal to Sheldon Adelson and not expect to have to defend itself in court. So … Continue reading

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DOJ’s Wire Act Reversal Puts Online Gaming Industry In Precarious Position

Last year, Donald Trump’s administration did everything it could to uphold the federal prohibition of sports betting. It obviously didn’t go so well. This year, however, Trump’s bizarre anti-gambling stance is back with a vengeance. Last week, the DOJ dropped … Continue reading

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The Legal Blitz Goes Back To School

Apologies for the long hiatus, but it has been a wild post-PASPA summer. In the aftermath of Murphy v. NCAA, Steve has tried to keep pace with the rapid developments in the sports betting world with New Jersey, Delaware, Mississippi, … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Sports Betting Decision Round Up

After the U.S. Supreme Court dropped a bomb on the sports world on May 14 by declaring the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) unconstitutional, Legal Blitz co-founder Steve Silver went into overdrive to lend his analysis to several … Continue reading

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