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Recently I’ve been seeing the company Draft Kings adverting all over the place. Draft Kings is a fantasy sports website which lets users bet real money on fantasy teams. A recent television ad features young and exuberant Draft King users winning one million dollars. The ad was complete with a larger than life check [...]

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Revisiting Professional Sports’ Stance on Betting

On February 16, 2015 By Sara Whaley

While professional sports leagues have tried their best to pretend that gambling does not exist, the fact of the matter is that illegal gambling is everywhere. Professional sports betting is a major business, estimated to be a $3.8 billion industry; however, only about $100 million will be bet legally. This large boom in sports gambling [...]

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Internet Gambling Bill: Hold or Fold?

On July 28, 2010 By Jenn Weizenecker

On July 21, 2010, Committee Hearings were held regarding H.R. 2267, the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act. A bill markup was scheduled for July 27, 2010 in the House Financial Services Committee. The Act would establish an Internet Licensing Program to facilitate the legalization and regulation of [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 26, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Michigan woman faces murder charges from a Facebook feud that ended in tragedy.

House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank’s drive to establish a licensing and regulation system for Internet gambling still faces resistance.

70,000 blogs unexpectedly shut down by unidentified law enforcement agency.

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On December 14, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

First U.S. inmate executed through new intravenous method.

Too much sex in television ads recently?

Critics slam Saturday Night Live for being insensitive toward domestic violence after Tiger Woods skit.

Actress looks for lifesaver after $1.7 million tax lien.

Fearful [...]

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For the Love of a "Pure" Game?

On November 19, 2009 By Richard Jacques

Many people remember when the Tim Donaghy scandal broke during the summer of 2007, when the then-NBA referee resigned amidst allegations that he made calls either affecting the outcome of games or at least helping cover the spread both during the regular season and playoffs. After pleading guilty on federal charges, Continue Reading

Monday Morning JetLawg

On September 20, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Ukrainian law prohibiting unmarried couples from adopting children bars Elton John and longtime partner David Furnish from adopting 14-month-old, HIV-stricken child.

PCs and iPhones with text-to-speech applications for speech-impaired denied coverage by Medicare and private health insurers due to other non-medical uses.

Delaware appeals [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On August 30, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Comcast’s win in district court regarding 1993 FCC rule allows it to pursue more than 30% of cable market.

Musician John Mayer must dish out $25,000 to charity selected by TMZ for losing bet over not-so-secret mug shot.

Michael Jackson’s death officially ruled a homicide [...]

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As the resident Delawarean on this journal, and an advocate of sports betting, it is fitting that I provide an update on the current combat between the “Small Wonder” and the whole army of American amateur and professional sports–a true David vs. Goliath battle.

After the Delaware Supreme Court issued an Continue Reading

If the producers of Wayne’s World ever decide to make it a trilogy, maybe they’ll be able to say something more substantial about Delaware, as the state has grown beyond its tiny constraints in recent years. First there was University of Delaware grad Joe Flacco, who became the first rookie quarterback [...]

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