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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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The Truth About Sports Betting Integrity Fees

The anxiously-awaited SCOTUS sports betting decision could arrive as early as March 19, but likely no later than June. If my prior predictions are correct, PASPA is dead and states will be free to join Nevada in offering legal sports … Continue reading

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The Speaking Circuit Begins

For all the East Coast sports law enthusiasts out there, you can check out Legal Blitz Co-Founder Steve Silver in New York City next month at the Sixth Annual Cardozo Sports Law Symposium on March 16, 2018. Silver will appear … Continue reading

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The Fate of PASPA Is Now In The Supreme Court’s Hands

After six years of litigation and three lower-court losses, the U.S. Supreme Court finally heard New Jersey’s request to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”) last week. Know as “the sports betting” case, Christie v. NCAA could … Continue reading

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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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Transforming Into A Sports Law Expert For 104.9 The Horn

Legal Blitz Co-Founder Steve Silver recently joined Trey Elling and Brad Kellner on The Horn 104.9 FM in Austin, Texas to discuss a wild summer of sports law issues including the Supreme Court taking the sports betting case, OJ receiving … Continue reading

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