Mississippi Attorney General Issues Opinion on Daily Fantasy Sports

On Friday, January 29, 2016, the Mississippi Attorney General’s office issued an official pronouncement opining that wagering on daily fantasy sports is illegal in the state. The Attorney General opinion was issued in response to an official opinion request filed by Allen Godfrey, Executive Director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission. Click here for the Opinion.

Skill-Based Gaming (Part I): What is a Skill-Based Game?

iStock_000013939016_MediumSkill-based gaming has become a hot topic in the gaming community.  In the first part of this two-part series, we will identify the business problems that skill-based games hope to address and take a look at what actually constitutes a “skill-based game.”  In the second part of this series, we will take a look at the various legal issues that policy makers, legislators, and regulators must consider when implementing skill-based gaming in their jurisdictions.

As elderly casino patrons continue to age, and particularly as the baby boomers reach retirement age and beyond, the need to attract new casino patrons to replace lost patrons becomes more urgent.  Casinos are being forced to target millennials to replace the loss of other patrons. Continue Reading