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Current Legal Issues in Sports Betting

1h 2m

Created on February 04, 2020




The Supreme Court's 2018 decision in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association opened the door for individual states to legalize sports betting. Since Murphy, more than a dozen states have enacted legislation legalizing sports betting, and more are expected to follow. Given the uncertainty of the application of certain federal statutes to intrastate sports betting and the wide range of state sports-betting legal environments, the legal landscape surrounding sports betting is still far from clear, which complicates lawyers' ability to confidently advise clients. 

This one-hour program, presented by David Sussman from Jenner & Block, will explore Murphy's implications in connection with the federal and state statutory and regulatory landscape and other unsettled doctrinal areas, including the use of individual athlete's data for sports betting. Participants will gain an understanding of the evolving issues affecting sports betting nationwide and what they should look out for as the state of the law continues to change.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Review the legal background on sports betting in the United States leading up to and including the Supreme Court's decision in Murphy

  2. Examine Murphy in connection with other federal statutes and regulations, including the Wire Act and broadcasting regulations

  3. Canvass state approaches to sports betting post-Murphy, along with related areas of state law including athletes' publicity rights and the potential impact of bio-wearables

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