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CalvinAyre.com Interviews Jeff Ifrah Regarding U.S. Esports Market (Video)

BECKY’S AFFILIATED: HOW TO REMAIN LEGALLY COMPLIANT WHILE BUILDING A US-FACING ESPORTS BUSINESS WITH JEFF IFRAH Jeff Ifrah of Ifrah PLLC is one of the leading authorities on gambling and gaming law in the United States. With eSports serving as such a hot topic in the gambling industry today, it should come as no surprise… Read More

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Cohen Breaks Down TCPA Compliance for IAPP’s The Privacy Advisor

TCPA: Business killer or simple compliance matter? For some privacy pros, adhering to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act can be as tricky as getting its name out in one breath. At first blush, it could be hard to see why. A cursory glance of the law makes it appear straightforward: don’t spam people with automated… Read More

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Michelle Cohen Quoted Regarding FTC’s Advice on Cyber Security Requirements

FTC provides advice on US NIST Cybersecurity Framework and FTC requirements The US Federal Trade Commission (‘FTC’) has provided advice to businesses on whether complying with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (‘NIST’) Cybersecurity Framework means that companies are also complying with the applicable FTC data security requirements in a blog post on 31… Read More

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Jeff Ifrah Confirmed Panelist for Inaugural Sports Law & Entrepreneurship Event at GWU

Sports Law & Entrepreneurship Conference Navigating the Union of Sports, Business, and the Law The global sports industry is a market in which individuals, businesses, and organizations produce, promote, or organize any activity or business focused on sports. The exponential growth of the sports industry in recent years has created new legal issues that affect… Read More

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Jeff Ifrah to Lead eSports Webinar for American Bar Association

Nationally Recognized Authority on Gaming Law Jeff Ifrah to Lead eSports Webinar American Bar Association Presentation Will Examine Legal Issues Surrounding New Industry WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – September 08, 2016) – On September 13, founding partner of Ifrah Law and gaming law expert Jeff Ifrah will host a CLE-credit webinar for the American Bar Association entitled… Read More

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Steven Eichorn Explains the Unintended Consequences of NY’s DFS Law

The New York law legalizing and regulating paid-entry fantasy sports has an interesting provision that could keep out smaller operators that took a legally conservative approach to the state, in addition to relatively new operators in the space. The law just signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo allows all fantasy sports operators to apply for a license in the state…. Read More

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Jeff Ifrah Explains Why the Skins-Betting Crackdown Just Saved Social Gaming’s Skin

Valve Corp’s crackdown on websites offering so-called skins betting on e-sports could help spur growth of licensed betting in the industry by removing a potential source of scandal, industry officials say. Washington State-based Valve this week issued 23 cease and desist orders to third-party websites that use its games software platform Steam to enable gambling… Read More

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Jeff Ifrah Discusses Recent Lawsuits Over eSports Skins Betting with Gambling Compliance

A Connecticut video game player has filed a lawsuit against Valve, accusing the games developer and distributor of allowing illegal betting to occur on the first-person shooter game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO). The plaintiff, Michael John McLeod, claims that Valve and third-party sites “knowingly allowed, supported, and or sponsored illegal gambling by allowing millions of… Read More

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