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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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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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Should college athletes be paid for their performance? Should athletic programs pay college athletes for using the athletes in marketing and business ventures? Two different questions and two highly debated, yet predictable, responses. If you ask this question to current and former college athletes, the answer to both is likely to be “yes” — but […]

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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

Monday Morning JetLawg

On July 26, 2009 By

In the news . . .

Former Miss California, Carrie Prejean, signs book deal highlighting legal and political tribulations.

Another sports star (and boxer no less) falls victim to senseless murder.

Google debuts Latitude, allowing you to share […]

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Monday Morning Jetlawg

On June 28, 2009 By

Rise of private stock exchanges makes it easier to buy/sell in private start-up companies like Twitter and Facebook.

— British law student with prosthetic arm sues former employer, Abercrombie & Fitch, over company’s “look policy.”

— Phillies pitcher J.C. Romero in trouble again after assaulting fan over steroid remark.

— Sony/ATV […]

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