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When Gamers Become Plaintiffs – Arbitration Clauses for the Win

When Gamers Become Plaintiffs – Arbitration Clauses for the Win

February 23, 2024

When Gamers Become Plaintiffs – Arbitration Clauses for the Win

By: Michelle Cohen

Online businesses, including gaming companies, frequently include arbitration clauses in their “terms and conditions” or other policies when consumers register for their services. These clauses notify users that disputes will be subject to private arbitration by an appointed neutral arbitrator, usually the American Arbitration Association or JAMS.  Businesses favor arbitration for several reasons, including reduced costs of litigation, expediency, confidentiality, and requiring that matters be addressed on an individual (not class) basis. Over the past several years, parties have challenged arbitration clauses and urged courts to reject mandatory arbitration and to allow the plaintiffs (including class action plaintiffs) to “have their day in court.”  Recently, in a case involving the online gaming company Fliff in California, [1] the federal district…

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Fast-Paced, Multi-Pronged Partnership Deal Lets London Financial Giant Access U.S. iGaming Market

February 15, 2024

Fast-Paced, Multi-Pronged Partnership Deal Lets London Financial Giant Access U.S. iGaming Market

By: Jeff Ifrah

A global payment processor—#11 on CNBC’s 2022 Disruptor 50 list—sought out Ifrah Law for a pathway into payment processing for regulated sports betting operators in the U.S. iGaming market. Ifrah Law mapped a licensing and compliance strategy, kindled a partnership with one of America’s biggest sports brands, and orchestrated a seamless entry into the lucrative payment processing realm for leading companies in regulated sports betting….

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Super Bowl LVIII’s Record-Breaking Number of Bettors Illustrates Benefits and Success of Legalization

February 7, 2024

Super Bowl LVIII’s Record-Breaking Number of Bettors Illustrates Benefits and Success of Legalization

By: Jake Gray

In the five or so years since the Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in Murphy v. NCAA, which gave way for state legislatures to legalize sports betting, more than 35 states have done so. Each successive year seems to be a record breaker for the sports betting industry as states continue to legalize and regulate the industry, offering a…

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G2E 2023: Outlook and Trends

August 16, 2023

G2E 2023: Outlook and Trends

By: Steven Eichorn

This year’s G2E (the premier gaming conference in North America), held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada (October 9-11, 2023 this year) is shaping up to once again be the premier conference for the gaming industry. The expected number of worldwide attendees from the global gaming industry is over 25,000 and it promises to once again bring together the entire gaming industry under one roof. It…

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NCLGS Provides Clarity on their Responsible Gaming and Problem Gambling Resolution

August 8, 2023

NCLGS Provides Clarity on their Responsible Gaming and Problem Gambling Resolution

By: Sara Dalsheim

This past July the National Council of Legislators From Gaming States (NCLGS) Summer Meeting took place in Denver, Colorado. The Meeting occurs twice a year and brings together state legislators, regulators, attorneys, and industry representatives to discuss and confer on developments within the gaming industry. Throughout the Meeting there was an emphasis on responsible gaming and combatting problem gambling. During the first full day of…

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Come on Barbie, Let’s go Gamble: Is gambling advertising allowed in a Barbie world?

August 7, 2023

Come on Barbie, Let’s go Gamble: Is gambling advertising allowed in a Barbie world?

By: Abbey Block

By now, you’ve probably heard that the film Barbie has been a smash hit. Since opening on July 21, 2023, the film has drawn in huge audiences and earned hundreds of millions of dollars. Much of the film’s success has been attributed to a diligent and far-reaching marketing campaign. The film has partnered with several widely known brands such as Target, Airbnb, Burger King, and…

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Terraform Labs Ruling Reels Back Ripple Enthusiasm

August 4, 2023

Terraform Labs Ruling Reels Back Ripple Enthusiasm

By: George Calhoun

The recent ruling in SEC v. Ripple Labs had the cryptocurrency industry standing tall.  As we discussed recently, however, the Ripple ruling was less favorable – or at least less comprehensive – than it was being portrayed. Another ruling from the Southern District of New York – SEC v. Terraform Labs Pte.Ltd. and Do Hyeong Kwon – has further tapped the breaks on a major…

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The Upside to the College Betting Scandals

July 21, 2023

The Upside to the College Betting Scandals

By: Steven Eichorn

In May 2023, several high-profile sports betting scandals involving collegiate athletic personnel, including both coaches and players, came to light, spawning discussions about the relationship between sports integrity and sports betting. Two months after those reports, NCAA President Charlie Baker indicated that the NCAA has found 175 infractions of its sports-betting and gambling policy since 2018, with an additional 17 ongoing investigations. On its surface,…

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When Gamers Become Plaintiffs – Arbitration Clauses for the Win

When Gamers Become Plaintiffs – Arbitration Clauses for the Win
By: Michelle Cohen

Fast-Paced, Multi-Pronged Partnership Deal Lets London Financial Giant Access U.S. iGaming Market

Fast-Paced, Multi-Pronged Partnership Deal Lets London Financial Giant Access U.S. iGaming Market
By: Jeff Ifrah

Super Bowl LVIII’s Record-Breaking Number of Bettors Illustrates Benefits and Success of Legalization

Super Bowl LVIII’s Record-Breaking Number of Bettors Illustrates Benefits and Success of Legalization
By: Jake Gray

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