Whitney Fore

ASSOCIATE
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Biography

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

 

Publications + Presentations
May 8, 2019 | Publication

"State of Independence"

iGaming Business North America

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April 22, 2019 | Publication

"Featured Quote: NCAA Will Need States To Help Implement Total Athlete Betting Ban"

“At first blush, the NCAA’s and the NFL’s policies seem overbroad to address any integrity issues within the leagues themselves”.

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December 21, 2018 | Publication

"California Supreme Court refuses to require Yelp to remove defamatory content"

Advocates of an open internet applaud the decision and have labelled it a win for service providers and internet users alike.

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Blog Posts
August 8, 2019

You Got Loot? FTC Examines In-Game Purchases

You Got Loot? FTC Examines In-Game Purchases

The FTC held three panels on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, that centered on one topic: loot boxes earned or purchased during online game play. It’s clear from the selection of panelists and the questions posed by FTC staff that the FTC is on high alert about potential consumer protection issues surrounding these in-game purchases.  If… Read More

February 5, 2019

NASPL Responds to the DOJ Reversal of Opinion

NASPL Responds to the DOJ Reversal of Opinion

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

November 29, 2018

NBA Announces Deals to Provide Exclusive League Data to Sports Betting Operators

NBA Announces Deals to Provide Exclusive League Data to Sports Betting Operators

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

September 17, 2018

Is the Daily Fantasy Sports Showdown in Texas Just for Show?

Is the Daily Fantasy Sports Showdown in Texas Just for Show?

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

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