Whitney Fore brings to Ifrah Law a strong background in counseling business clients on issues of corporate governance, management, auditing, compliance, and resolution of regulatory issues. She has also handled settlement negotiations, arbitrations, and all phases of litigation in federal and state courts across the country, from pre-filing advising and discovery through trial and appellate matters.
She focuses on land-based and internet gaming, with a particular emphasis on skill-based contests, sweepstakes, official rules, sports betting, privacy policies, and website terms and conditions. She assists clients with a variety of gaming and transactional issues, including licensing and regulatory approvals for gaming manufacturers and service providers.
By providing risk analysis and creative business structuring, Whitney helps established and emerging companies operate legally in the U.S. under state and federal gaming and sweepstakes laws.
Whitney also serves as an ongoing advocate for her clients and their gaming interests. She has provided opinions for gaming regulators, advertisers, and payment processors regarding why her clients’ operations are lawful.
Professional + Community
- Certification, Sports Betting Regulation & Tribal Perspective – UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation
- American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
- National Woman’s Party
- Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Advocates of an open internet applaud the decision and have labelled it a win for service providers and internet users alike.Read more
On February 4, 2019, the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (“NASPL”) issued a statement responding to the Department of Justice’s January 14, 2019, opinion regarding the Wire Act of 1961. In its statement, the NASPL hints that the DOJ failed to consider the effects its latest Wire Act opinion would have on… Read More
The Michigan legislature has passed a trio of bills that would legalize and regulate online gaming. If these bills are signed into law, Michigan’s three commercial casinos and 24 tribal casinos will soon offer players sports betting, online poker, and online casino games. In addition, these bills will pave the way for sports betting… Read More
Once adamantly opposed to the idea of legal sports betting, professional sports leagues are now hurrying to play catch-up in order to profit from the burgeoning sports betting market. On Wednesday, the National Basketball Association (“NBA”) issued a release announcing its “first betting data partnerships in the U.S.” with sports data companies Sportradar and Genius… Read More
It’s a showdown in Texas over the legality of daily fantasy sports (“DFS”) contests under Texas law. But it’s a showdown only for show, it seems. The drama over the legality of DFS in Texas began on January 19, 2016, when Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton unilaterally issued an opinion letter declaring fantasy sports illegal… Read More
Eleventh Circuit Assumes FTC’s Data Security Enforcement Authority, But Mandates Specificity for FTC Orders
On June 6, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a landmark ruling in LabMD v. Federal Trade Commission. While the Eleventh Circuit impliedly held that the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has authority to take enforcement action against companies whose unfair practices lead to data security incidents that pose… Read More