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ErisX and RSBIX Introduce Sporting Event Based Futures Contracts

Kevin O’Neill calls in for hour one to talk government overreach before previewing #2 Notre Dame’s clash with #3 Clemson. Russell Rhoads calls in for hour two. Chief and Russell welcome Tom Chippas, CEO of ErisX, and Jeff Ifrah of Ifrah PLLC & RSBIX, to discuss their new Sporting Event based Futures Exchange. Coverage on the Stocks and Jocks Podcast… Read More

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An Imperfect Storm Has Sports Betting Operators Watching The EA Class Action

Sports wagering operators—along with anyone interested in the status of mandatory consumer arbitration—have their eyes on a class action lawsuit filed by three video game players in November against Electronic Arts EA -0.2% in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Electronic Arts’ EA Sports division is the developer of popular sports video game… Read More

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Maryland Legal Updates on Sports Betting

By a nearly 2:1 margin, Maryland voters overwhelmingly approved the expansion of sports betting ( titled “The Sports Betting Expansion Measure”) that was on the ballot for 2020. The approval has paved the way for the legalization of sports betting in Maryland at licensed facilities. Importantly, the ballot explicitly linked the new state revenues derived… Read More

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Politics of Sports Podcast brings on Jeff Ifrah to talk Online Gaming

Hosts Geoff Embler and Jonathan Grella speak with online gaming attorney Jeff Ifrah about the trends and issues in the growing sports and online gaming industries. You can find it on Anchor via the link below, along with anywhere else the podcast is available. Give it a listen and share it with the world! https://anchor.fm/pospod/episodes/Episode-25–Online-Gaming-Attorney-Jeff-Ifrah-enbeur… Read More

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State Regulators Vary on How They Approach Sports Betting

It’s been more than two years since the Supreme Court invalidated the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), allowing states to regulate sports betting within their borders. And while nearly 50 percent of jurisdictions across the United States have passed legislation doing exactly this, these states are limited by a federal law known as… Read More

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Michelle Cohen is recognized as a 2020 Elite Boutique Trailblazer in the National Law Journal

2020 National Law Journal Elite Boutique Trailblazers In an industry traditionally underrepresented by women, Cohen leads the firm’s data privacy practice and guides major gaming clients including Sportsradar and PokerStars and emerging new companies including the online lending company Kabbage. Specializing in sweepstakes promotions, Cohen advises clients on eligibility questions, state registrations, and making sure… Read More

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Ifrah Law client resolves claims and looks forward to brighter future!

Costa Rica-based sportsbook 5Dimes reaches $46.8 million settlement with feds 5Dimes, a popular Costa Rica-based sportsbook, has reached a $46.8 million settlement with the U.S. government following a federal money-laundering investigation, according to a settlement agreement obtained by ESPN on Wednesday. 5Dimes agreed to pay $15 million in cash, forfeit more than $30 million in… Read More

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Ten Years Of The Gaming Intelligence Hot 50: Where Are They Now?

There will always be work for lawyers in this industry. One of the very best is Jeff Ifrah of Ifrah Law, the very first American to feature in the Hot 50. His handling of Full Tilt’s legal affairs after Black Friday won him a place in the Hot 50 and he has gone on to represent PokerStars,… Read More