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Should the U.S. Regulate Loot Boxes?

On November 13, 2018 By

Purchasable randomized rewards, commonly known as “loot boxes,” are a contentious topic in the video game industry. Although many argue that loot boxes resemble a form of unregulated gambling targeted at minors, the number of games containing loot boxes has continued to grow. Over the last two years alone, more than twenty major […]

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More often than not, it takes years (if not decades) for the significance of a Supreme Court decision to come to light. This was not the case when the Court handed down its decision in Murphy v. NCAA this past May.  Immediately following the declaring of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) as […]

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A constitutional question is currently sitting in the Supreme Court: to what extent can Congress control state legislation? Can they control state legislation when a state lets its residents bet on sports?

In 1992, Congress passed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PAPSA). PAPSA prohibits state-sanctioned sports betting, except in Nevada, Oregon, Montana, […]

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Trouble Brewing for DraftKings and FanDuel

On October 23, 2015 By

In July, I commented on DraftKings: their nearly billion dollar valuation and the business’s legality under federal law. Since then, DraftKings, and it’s rival twin FanDuel, have continued to be greatly successful. With the start of the 2015 NFL season, sports fans are increasingly using their sites and profits are likely high.

In […]

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If you are a casual sports fan and watch TV then more likely than not you have been bombarded by daily fantasy sport commercials. Fanduel and DraftKings, the two leading daily fantasy websites, have employed an impressive marketing push. This push is demonstrated in the seemingly endless non-stop overload of commercials advertising the fact that […]

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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

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

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

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

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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