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The Speaking Circuit Begins

For all the East Coast sports law enthusiasts out there, you can check out Legal Blitz Co-Founder Steve Silver in Boston and New York City next month. Silver will first join a distinguished panel titled, “eSports: Opportunities and Challenges in … Continue reading

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The Fate of PASPA Is Now In The Supreme Court’s Hands

After six years of litigation and three lower-court losses, the U.S. Supreme Court finally heard New Jersey’s request to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”) last week. Know as “the sports betting” case, Christie v. NCAA could … Continue reading

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Handicapping the Supreme Court Votes on Sports Betting

It is the first Monday in October, which means the Supreme Court is back in session. This term will feature several major cases, but for sports fans there is no case more significant than what most are calling the sports … Continue reading

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Transforming Into A Sports Law Expert For 104.9 The Horn

Legal Blitz Co-Founder Steve Silver recently joined Trey Elling and Brad Kellner on The Horn 104.9 FM in Austin, Texas to discuss a wild summer of sports law issues including the Supreme Court taking the sports betting case, OJ receiving … Continue reading

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Maine’s DFS Regulation Bill Stalls In Committee

Thanks to this nation’s incoherent and inconsistent gaming laws at the federal level, the Daily Fantasy Sports industry is working overtime to deal with potentially 50 different state-level regulations. But don’t feel sorry for DFS operators. Regulation is what the … Continue reading

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The Effort to Legalize March Madness Brackets in Pennsylvania Continues

Since “Selection Sunday” is right around the corner, allow this to serve as your regular reminder that those March Madness brackets about to flood your office are still technically not legal. As I have written about in the past, bracket … Continue reading

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Steve Silver Talks SCOTUS and Sports on The Horn 104.9 FM

Legal Blitz Co-Founder Steve Silver recently joined Trey Elling and Brad Kellner on The Horn 104.9 FM in Austin, Texas to explain how President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, could impact the future of sports. Silver recently authored … Continue reading

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US Soccer and MLS Remain Silent On Trump’s Travel Ban

Sticking to sports is no longer an option. Now that President Trump has temporarily banned entry into the United States of all persons from seven predominantly Muslim countries –┬ácourt orders be damned — the sports world must deal with a … Continue reading

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New Wage Law Makes Free Agency in Philadelphia Awkward

Philadelphia rang in 2017 by becoming the largest American city to allow its government to dictate what is and isn’t healthy for its citizens to drink. The maligned “soda tax” went into effect January 1st tacking on a 1.5 cents … Continue reading

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Colorado Defies PASPA With New Daily Fantasy Pari-Mutuel Offerings

Anyone who has ever read this blog or my pieces for Above the Law know that I fully support gaming in all forms. In particular, I routinely advocate for nationally legalized sports gambling through the repeal of the problematic and … Continue reading

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