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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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Ripple Decision Shakes Up US Crypto

July 14, 2023

Ripple Decision Shakes Up US Crypto

By: George Calhoun

In an apparent boon to the cryptocurrency and broader blockchain industries, a judge in the US District Court for Southern New York ruled on Thursday that Ripple Labs Inc. did not violate federal securities laws in the offering and sale of the XRP token on public exchanges, meaning that the token could be relisted on public U.S. exchanges. Indeed, Coinbase, the United States’ largest cryptocurrency…

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Thinking of Starting Your Own DFS Company?

July 3, 2023

Thinking of Starting Your Own DFS Company?

By: Sara Dalsheim

The expansion of daily fantasy sports (“DFS”) is on the rise in the United States. As the country prepares for the 2023-24 NFL season, it is around this time we see new products come to the market. Unlike sports betting, launching a DFS product has less regulatory barriers. Although, there are a few key states with regulatory compliance requirements that new contest operators should keep…

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Circuit Court for the District of D.C. Upholds Compact: What this Means for Sports Betting in Florida

June 30, 2023

Circuit Court for the District of D.C. Upholds Compact: What this Means for Sports Betting in Florida

By: Abbey Block

Today, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a decision in West Flagler Associates, Ltd. v. Haaland, that will have meaningful implications for the future of online sports betting in Florida along with the interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”). By way of background, in the spring of 2021, the State of Florida and the Seminole Tribe announced a compact under IGRA purporting…

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Ifrah Law on Web3: Web3 Gaming

June 29, 2023

Ifrah Law on Web3: Web3 Gaming

By: Jake Gray

What We’ve Covered In the initial two blog posts of this series, we explored the fundamentals of the World Wide Web, focusing on its iterative issues and solutions as the technology evolved. We charted the history of the Web briefly, from its early stages of relatively isolated, static, and read-based websites to today’s rather centralized, interconnected, write-based websites, highlighting the underlying reasons and innovations behind…

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Is Sports Wagering Regulation and Legalization Leading to More Sports Integrity?

May 25, 2023

Is Sports Wagering Regulation and Legalization Leading to More Sports Integrity?

By: Sara Dalsheim

During the debate to legalize sports wagering in the United States opponents claimed that it would lead to increased corruption and match fixing in sports. However, Sportsradar’s annual Betting Corruption and Match-Fixing Integrity Services Report for 2022[1] revealed that the number of suspicious matches has declined in North America. According to the Report the number of suspicious matches in North America declined 25% compared to…

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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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