Here’s What Stricter Sportsbook Marketing Rules Might Look Like — And the Legal Challenges They Could Face

As the sports betting industry continues its unprecedented, rapid growth in the U.S., the competition for new bettors has increased dramatically. In the past year alone, sportsbook operators have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in recruitment and brand recognition efforts, flooding the internet, television, and radio airwaves with star-studded advertisements promising “free money” andcontinue reading

One of Three Lawsuits Challenging Florida’s Online Sports Betting Compact Dismissed

As the Seminole Tribe’s anticipated November 15 online betting “launch” approaches, there has been a flurry of activity in the three lawsuits challenging the online sports betting provisions in the 2021 Seminole Tribal-State Gaming Compact (the Compact) and the corresponding state law ratifying the Compact (the Implementing Law). On Monday, October 18, a Florida federalcontinue reading

Florida-Seminole Sports Betting Gaming Compact Passes Legislature, but Court Challenges Are Expected

On May 19, 2021, the Florida legislature approved a 30-year deal granting the Seminole Indian Tribe (Tribe) exclusive rights to operate sports betting in the state. While the Tribal Gaming Compact received bipartisan support in the legislature and will bring considerable revenue to the state, it will most certainly face legal challenges by gambling opponents on state and federal levels. continue reading

Connecticut Legislature Passes Bill Legalizing Retail and Online Sports Betting, Online Casino Gaming, and DFS

On May 25, 2021, the Connecticut General Assembly enacted legislation authorizing retail and online sports betting, online casino gaming and online daily fantasy sports (DFS), to be offered exclusively by the Connecticut Lottery Corporation (the Lottery) and the state’s Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Indian Tribes (the Tribes). The expanded gaming bill was developed alongside a new state-tribal gaming compact that will allow the Tribes to conduct retail and online sports betting and DFS operations on tribal land. Even after the bill is signed into law by Governor Ted Lamont, its expanded gaming provisions will only take effect once the new compacts are approved by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Gov. Lamont is expected to submit the compacts for Bureau approval in the coming weeks. continue reading