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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

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Michelle Cohen: Serving Outside her Comfort Zone

Companies today must be hypervigilant in how they collect, use, and share personal data; protect their data systems against security breaches; and be transparent about their policies in these areas, lest they lose credibility, customers, or both. Because there is no federal regulation that universally addresses data privacy, organizations turn to attorneys like Michelle Cohen,… Read More

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Unintended Consequences Linger 15 Years After UIGEA Enactment

The lingering contingencies created by the Big Three federal gambling statutes has fueled support within pockets of the gaming industry to lobby Congress to amend the three laws, particularly the Wire Act, given the challenges it presents for legal sportsbooks. On the other hand, it is almost in the gaming industry’s DNA to shun any… Read More

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Law.com – Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs features George Calhoun

“Shout out to George Calhoun of Ifrah Law who scored a more than $2 million jury verdict for student debt servicer Navient in a civil RICO suit against the Law Offices of Jeffrey Lohman and various other defendants. Navient claimed that the law firm and its codefendants schemed to encourage student loan borrowers to default on their debts to manufacture TCPA… Read More

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Paysafe builds up online betting, gaming payments systems

Since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the ban on online betting, many online bettors who previously bet on unregulated international platforms have started placing bets in the U.S. This has opened doors for a new industry to develop and grow, said lawyer Jeff Ifrah, a founding member of the law firm Ifrah Law, which… Read More

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Twitch Streamers Rake in Millions With a Shady Crypto Gambling Boom

Online gambling is regulated by a combination of federal and state laws in the US. Gambling websites need a license to operate in individual states—it doesn’t matter whether they’re operating with hard USD or digital currency. Many crypto casinos, like Stake and Duelbits, are based offshore in countries like Curaçao, and do not have those… Read More

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Legal event tackles Section 230’s affect on social media moderation

Over the years, Section 230 has been upheld as a provision that protects online providers from liability. “The main point was to allow the internet back in 1996 to flourish — not have online service providers be concerned that when a person or entity posts something, that they are going to immediately be liable,” said Michelle Cohen, chair… Read More