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Jeff Ifrah and Jessica Feil Point Out Weak Points in Esports Skins Lawsuit Against Valve

A recently-filed lawsuit that targets game developer Valve over the company’s alleged involvement in the skin gambling market may struggle to gain traction, according to legal experts. The suit was first reported by Polygon. You can read the complaint here. Read a brief primer on the market for skin gambling here. Suit ‘likely to be dismissed’ “I’d… Read More

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Michelle Cohen Breaks Down FTC Complaints About the PCI Council & Antitrust Law

The US National Retail Federation (‘NRF’) announced on 2 June 2016 that it has written to the US Federal Trade Commission (‘FTC’), requesting that the FTC open an investigation into the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (‘PCI Council’), the credit card industry body that sets the PCI-DSS standards, on the basis of antitrust concerns…. Read More

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Jessica Feil Explains Why BetFair’s Horseracing Exchange Wagering Is No Sure Bet

Exchange wagering gets a few things right. Yes, the platform is fast, fun, and webfriendly. Young Americans ought to like something like that. The problem is that they don’t know a thing about horseracing. The Sport of Kings needs to become the Sport of Americans before exchange wagering can take off Stateside.

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Jeff Ifrah Quoted on Rumors of DraftKings/FanDuel Merger

DraftKings and FanDuel are downplaying media reports this week that the two biggest daily fantasy sports companies could team up. But given their swift change of fortune this past year, industry watchers say the timing’s right for a deal. Media reports say the companies have spoken about a merger, though officials at both DraftKings and… Read More

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Michelle Cohen Named 2016 Top Rated Litigator by American Lawyer Media

Ifrah Law’s Michelle Cohen has been recognized as a 2016 Top Rated Litigator by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell and is featured in the current edition of The National Law Journal. Michelle’s litigation experience, coupled with her regulatory and corporate experience, allows her to offer clients up-to-the-minute legal counsel on a wide range of data… Read More

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Boston Globe Reports Jeff Ifrah’s Prediction That DFS Truce Will Lead to NY Bill

DraftKings Inc. on Monday announced it would temporarily stop doing business in New York, a tactical move that shifts its long-running court battle to the state capital, where legislators are considering a bill that would expressly legalize daily fantasy sports. The Boston-based company and its main competitor, FanDuel Inc., struck the cease-fire agreement with New… Read More

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