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Jeff Ifrah quoted by WUSA9 as “Political Betting” makes Headlines

Bet $100 on Joe Biden, win $1,000 if he wins; Here’s how ‘political betting’ works Author: Evan Koslof “We wanted to learn more about the legality of political betting, so we reached out to Jeff Ifrah, a lawyer who specializes on the betting industry. Ifrah said that political betting remains illegal across the United States,… Read More

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Featured contributor Andrew Silver analyzes the Illinois betting bill and penalty box clause in EGR North America Article

The Illinois state legislature passed a bill this month legalizing both brick-and-mortar and online sports gambling, and Governor J.B. Pritzker has indicated that he will sign it into law. Although the law’s passage is a good sign for the ever-expanding American sports gambling industry and marks an improvement over previous drafts of the bill, it remains an… Read More

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All American Sports Betting Summit to feature Jeff Ifrah as Guest Presenter

The first-ever All-American Sports Betting Summit will take place at the Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey on June 18th-19th. At 4:00 PM on June 18th, attorney Jeff Ifrah is set to present U.S. State-by-State Gaming Regulation in 2019: What Industry Players Need to Know. The Summit, hosted by Eventus International, will bring together a… Read More

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New Hampshire Judge sets aside 2018 OLC Opinion; Rules in Favor of Lotteries and Mobile Gaming

New Hampshire Judge Overturns DOJ Wire Act Opinion Written by: Tony Batt On the other hand, the iDEA trade association that represents companies involved in regulated internet gambling said it was thrilled with Barbadoro’s decision. “The order today means that states can continue to legalize online entertainment, including casino, lottery and poker,” said Jeff Ifrah,… Read More

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Mobile Gaming in Massachusetts: How Independent Mobile Betting Protects the Consumer

State of Independence Representatives from DraftKings recently visited the Massachusetts State House to remind a key House legislator of the benefits of mobile-based betting. Fortunately for DraftKings and other mobile gaming operators, Massachusetts is one of a handful of states that should be relatively open to mobile gambling because there are few casino interests at… Read More

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Courthouse News Article covers response to DOJ’s controversial OLC Opinion. Jeff Ifrah discusses the role of iDEA Growth in the New Hampshire lawsuit seeking to challenge it.

Worries of Online Gambling Crackdown Spur States to Action By: Nick Rummell  With the Justice Department agreeing to postpone enforcement of its new policy until June 14, all eyes now await the ruling by U.S. District Judge Paul Barbadoro in New Hampshire. “It won’t stand for long,” attorney Jeff Ifrah said of the OLC policy… Read More

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Gongwer News Service interviews Jeff Ifrah as Ohio hears sponsored testimony to add mobile device betting to its Sports Gambling Bill

Five states, Mr. Ifrah added, currently operate mobile gaming in some form. “Obviously, they’re not doing that illegally,” he said. Mr. Ifrah said the concerns often come from casinos. “Most of the time the real concern – even though it’s not necessarily a spoken one – is cannibalization. Sometimes the casinos are just worried that… Read More

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Jeff Ifrah quoted by ESPN amid New Hampshire Legal Sports Betting Case Decision

Why a New Hampshire legal case is vital to U.S. sports betting growth Ryan Rodenberg Special to ESPN.com The yet-to-be-resolved case has not stopped states from moving forward with sports betting legislation, however. “While the case has been pending, dozens of states have introduced new sports gambling legislation, and a handful have passed such legislation,”… Read More