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New York sportsbooks cash in while Ontario players wait patiently for opening day

Jeff Ifrah, a founding member and general counsel for the iDevelopment and Economic Association, which represents all sectors of the betting and gaming industry, echoed Lycka. “It’s not uncommon for the regulatory process to take an uncomfortable amount of time,” said Ifrah. “Everyone is excited about Ontario and it’s expected to be bigger than any… Read More

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Steven Eichorn Promoted to Of Counsel

Steven Eichorn has been promoted to Of Counsel at Ifrah Law.   “As one of the first associates to join our firm over 10 years ago, Steven has been vital to the growth and success of Ifrah Law. As Ifrah became a leading boutique in the area of online gaming and sports betting, Steven has developed critical… Read More

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Federal Prosecutors Are Using a Law Intended for the Mob in Unexpected Cases

“Federal prosecutors have become more enamored with the RICO law’s ability to expand the story,” said James Trusty, former chief of the U.S. Justice Department’s Organized Crime and Gang division in Washington, D.C. Mr. Trusty said the statute effectively broadens what is considered criminal behavior under federal law and what is admissible in court. “You’re… Read More

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Attorneys Say IGT Likely to Prevail in Lawsuit Against DOJ Over Wire Act

Jeff Ifrah, of Ifrah Law PLLC, said he thought it was unlikely that the Biden DOJ “issues a statement about this case or clarifies its opinion. I think IGT wins this case and hopefully earns the decision and protection it hopes for.” IGT’s complaint isn’t the first attempt made to try to pin the DOJ to clarify its position. Attorneys general (AGs) from… Read More

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IGT Lawsuit Adds New Chapter To Eternal Wire Act Saga

Jeff Ifrah, founder of the online gambling association iDEA Growth in Washington, D.C., downplayed any concerns about a counterproductive result from the Rhode Island court’s decision in the latest Wire Act case. “Almost no chance because IGT filed it in Rhode Island and the district courts in Rhode Island must follow the precedent of the… Read More

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Jeff Ifrah Discusses the Wire Act on Panel at SBC Summit North America

At this year’s SBC Summit North America, Jeff Ifrah will speak on a panel regarding the controversial 2018 Wire Act opinion issued by the U.S. DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel. The panel is entitled “Taking on the Wire Act” and will be held on Wednesday, December 1 at 4:40pm (EST) as part of the Regulatory… Read More

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Jeff Ifrah: We’re Still Writing the U.S. Gambling Story

In an interview with SBC Leaders, the Founding Member and Managing Partner of Ifrah Law reflects on his career as a renowned litigation attorney before offering his take on what we can expect from the US gaming industry in years to come. Click Here to view the full SBC Leaders December 2021 Edition. Select “Download… Read More

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Sports Betting’s Big Crypto Question

“I think a lot of operators would be smart to look at crypto as another potential customer acquisition avenue,” said Jeff Ifrah, an attorney who specializes in sports betting issues. “It’s not so much that sports bettors want to use crypto to place their bets, it’s that people who hold crypto intersect with the demographic of… Read More

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Ifrah Law Welcomes New Associate Austin John (A.J.) Collins

We are pleased to welcome Austin John (“A.J.”) Collins to Ifrah Law as a new associate. A.J.’s education, along with his experience working in the federal government and at a large international firm, compliments the talent of our team as we help clients navigate federal agency investigations, compliance matters, commercial litigation, internal investigations, and international matters…. Read More