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Legal Update: Fantasy Sports in Mississippi

tablet pc with app for sport bets, stacks of banknotes and symbols of various sports, concept of online bets (3d render)It’s “March Madness” in Mississippi. We take this opportunity to report on a new fantasy sports law that recently took effect in the State of Mississippi. Following up on significant legislative efforts in 2016, the State of Mississippi has now reaffirmed its commitment to the legalization and regulation of paid-entry online fantasy sports. To provide … Continue Reading

Top 12 Mississippi Gaming Stories Of 2016

Gaming partner Tommy Shepherd was published in Law360 for his article, “Top 12 Mississippi Gaming Stories of 2016,” on December 23, 2016. The article is a retrospect on the gaming industry in Mississippi during the past year. Please click here to read the article or below to read the list.… Continue Reading

Has New Jersey armed the first forfeiture warhead to be used against Fantasy Sports operators?

New Jersey Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky.A recent appellate court opinion from New Jersey could serve as the basis for civil and criminal proceedings against fantasy sports operations. The case styled New Jersey v. Amboy National Bank, 2016 WL 4488162, was handed down on August 26, and involved the civil forfeiture of accumulated funds in a bank account on deposit for … Continue Reading

Mississippi Governor Signs DFS Bill Passed by Legislature

Document signingIn a somewhat surprising move, the 2016 Mississippi Legislature approved a bill legalizing daily fantasy sports in the state. On May 12, 2016, Governor Phil Bryant signed the legislation with the bill becoming law effective from and after its passage. Click here for the legislation as adopted. The legislation was introduced after Mississippi Attorney General … Continue Reading

Texas Attorney General Opines That Online Fantasy Sports Leagues Are Illegal In Texas

hand you enter the password for internet connection a web betting .All screen content is designed by my and not copyrighted by others and created with digitizing tablet and image editorAdding his voice to the voices of other state attorneys general around the country who have addressed the issue recently, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion (No. KP-0057) on January 19, 2016, considering the legality of paid fantasy sports leagues such as DraftKings.com and FanDuel.com under state law – in this case, Texas … Continue Reading
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