Tag Archives: Daily Fantasy Sports

Will Sports Betting Become Legal in Mississippi?

While the appeal of the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision against New Jersey’s challenge to the Professional and Amateur Sports Act of 1992 (“PASPA”) winds its way through the U.S. Supreme Court, Mississippi has taken some important steps on the road to legal sports wagering in the state. In the 2017 Mississippi Legislative … Continue Reading

Legal Update: Fantasy Sports in Mississippi

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?

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

In 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

Adding 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

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.… Continue Reading

Daily Fantasy Sports: Will Mississippi Regulators Throw the Penalty Flag?

Attorney General regarding illegality of daily fantasy sports (“DFS”) within those states, the DFS industry is playing defense.  It is only a matter of time before other gaming jurisdictions provide guidance on the legality of DFS in such states. While the Mississippi Gaming Commission (“MGC”) and the Mississippi Attorney General have not yet issued any … Continue Reading
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