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Six Ways to Delay a Supplier’s Licensure to Service Gaming Operators

Six Ways to Delay a Supplier’s Licensure to Service Gaming Operators

July 5, 2024

Six Ways to Delay a Supplier’s Licensure to Service Gaming Operators

By: Jeffrey Hamlin

Ifrah Law specializes in matters related to sports betting and gaming, so it is no surprise that we have helped many businesses apply for and obtain the credentials they need to service the gaming industry. Because gambling is generally a matter of state law, entities that want to participate in that industry must go through the licensure process in every state in which they want to operate. That means the business must consult each state’s gambling statutes, regulations, and application requirements, complete the application forms for the business entity as well as its key personnel, and compile the supporting documents to be submitted as part of the application package. If the gaming-related activity is to occur on tribal lands, the…

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Ontario Lottery Survives Legal Challenge by the Mohawk Council of the Kahnawà:ke

May 20, 2024

Ontario Lottery Survives Legal Challenge by the Mohawk Council of the Kahnawà:ke

By: Jeffrey Hamlin

The Ontario Superior Court handed a clean victory to Ontario’s internet gaming (“iGaming”) regulator and Attorney General last Monday, when it declared that Ontario’s regime for online gaming comports with Canada’s Constitution and Criminal Code. The much-anticipated decision disposed of a lawsuit that the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (the “Council”) filed in November 2022, alleging that (i) Canadian law prohibits lottery schemes (to include sports…

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Sports Betting Advertisement Numbers Actually Decreasing

May 2, 2024

Sports Betting Advertisement Numbers Actually Decreasing

By: Jordan Briggs

Legal online sportsbetting, is still relatively new in America.[1] Over the last six years, as more states have legalized online sportsbetting, Americans have noticed more and more ads, leaving some feeling inundated with these ads.[2] But have Americans really seen more online sportsbetting ads, or have they only noticed more ads? Today, the American Gaming Association (“AGA”) published a summary of its research finding that…

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The Rise of Legalized Sports Gambling: Michelle Cohen Moderates NYU Sports Law Colloquium Panel

March 9, 2022

The Rise of Legalized Sports Gambling: Michelle Cohen Moderates NYU Sports Law Colloquium Panel

By: Jake Gray

In less than four years since the Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports betting, thirty states have legalized sports betting with more expected to come in the near future. The proliferation of betting across the country gave rise to a host of questions addressed at the NYU Sports Law Association’s 11th Annual Sports Law Colloquium, where Ifrah Law partner Michelle Cohen hosted…

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Ifrah on NFTs: New iGaming Tokens Raise Novel Securities Questions

February 25, 2022

Ifrah on NFTs: New iGaming Tokens Raise Novel Securities Questions

By: Jacob Grubman

Non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) are becoming increasingly prominent in the broader blockchain and cryptocurrency market, as new projects rush to incentivize buyers with offerings of “unmatched benefits.” These utilities, however, do not come without potential legal drawbacks. In the first article of this series, we covered the basics of NFTs—unique virtual items recorded with immutable characteristics on the blockchain. We also introduced the concept of Utility…

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NFL Ratings Rise With Expansion Of Legal Sports Betting

February 18, 2022

NFL Ratings Rise With Expansion Of Legal Sports Betting

By: Jacob Grubman

With Super Bowl LVI two days away, the relationship between sports betting and fan engagement has never been clearer. In 2021 alone, 11 states either legalized or launched sports betting in some form, with seven going online at or near the start of the NFL season. And the developments have gone both ways: In April of last year, the NFL announced three new “Official Sportsbook Partners,” with…

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Ifrah Law on NFTs: Blockchain Gaming and Gambling Compliance

February 9, 2022

Ifrah Law on NFTs: Blockchain Gaming and Gambling Compliance

By: Jake Gray

In the first article of this series, we covered the basics of non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”)—unique virtual items recorded with immutable characteristics on the blockchain. We also introduced the concept of Utility NFTs, which are NFTs that serve some function beyond their value as collectibles. Part II in our series highlights newly developing applications of Utility NFTs in the online gaming space, with a focus on…

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Ifrah Law on NFTs: What is an NFT?

February 7, 2022

Ifrah Law on NFTs: What is an NFT?

By: Jake Gray

It would be hard to over-exaggerate the hype that has grown around non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) over the past year as a result of the meteoric rise of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and other blockchain-based technologies. NFT sales skyrocketed in 2021 to $25 billion, a colossal increase from $94.9 million in 2020. [1] And the number of unique cryptocurrency wallets trading NFTs rose from 545,000 in 2020 to…

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Six Ways to Delay a Supplier’s Licensure to Service Gaming Operators

Six Ways to Delay a Supplier’s Licensure to Service Gaming Operators
By: Jeffrey Hamlin

Ontario Lottery Survives Legal Challenge by the Mohawk Council of the Kahnawà:ke

Ontario Lottery Survives Legal Challenge by the Mohawk Council of the Kahnawà:ke
By: Jeffrey Hamlin

Sports Betting Advertisement Numbers Actually Decreasing

Sports Betting Advertisement Numbers Actually Decreasing
By: Jordan Briggs

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