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|Massachusetts Gaming Commission Extends Deadline for Municipalities to Petition for Designation as Surrounding Communities to Proposed Slots-Parlor Establishments|
Murphy Hesse Toomey Lehane LLP;
October 14, 2013, previously published on October 2013The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has recently extended the deadline for municipalities to petition and be designated as a surrounding community for the pending slots-parlor license applications to October 31, 2013. This extension provides additional time for potential surrounding communities to...
|A New Players Union? - Implications of All Players United|
Tyrone P. Thomas; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
October 7, 2013, previously published on October 7, 2013A recent trend in college athletics has been the display of “APU” wristbands by student-athletes during high-profile football games. All Players United or APU, represents itself as an organization concerned for the well-being of student-athletes.
|Sports Wagering In New Jersey Suffers Another Setback|
Dennis M.P. Ehling, Eric G. Fikry, Christopher M. Guth, Stephen D. Schrier; Blank Rome LLP;
September 20, 2013, previously published on September 2013A three-judge Third Circuit panel has affirmed an earlier District Court ruling that struck down New Jersey’s Sports Wagering Law as in conflict with the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”). The Sports Wagering Law permitted New Jersey authorities to...
|Unsure Bet: The Future of Daily Fantasy Exchange Wagering|
Kevin P. Braig, Laura A. D'Angelo, Kerry O. Irwin, Andrew F. Polesovsky; Dinsmore & Shohl LLP;
September 19, 2013, previously published on September 18, 2013Fueled by technological change, fantasy sports have enjoyed incredible growth in the 21st Century. Since 1980, when writer Daniel Okrent explained his invention of “Rotisserie” major league baseball (“MLB”) to a few friends in an eponymous New York restaurant, fantasy sports...
|The Financial Crisis and a New Round of Deaccessioning Debates|
Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
September 19, 2013, previously published on September 13, 2013When public institutions are suffering from financial deficits, one question is usually raised: can they sell art to survive? In the museum world it is generally understood that you are to deaccession art only if the work is duplicative of another work in the collection, or for similar...
|Ninth Circuit Fumbles The Ball In Videogame Likeness Cases|
Valerie E. Alter, Benjamin R. Mulcahy, Kent R. Raygor; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
September 16, 2013, previously published on September 11, 2013Creating a new rule that gives videogames much more limited protection than other expressive works, the Ninth Circuit has ruled that realistically depicting college athletes in videogames showing them doing what they became famous for doing—in this case, playing football—is not...
|Real Husband of New Jersey Faces Deportation|
Min S. Suh; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 2, 2013, previously published on August 29, 2013The cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey signed up to have their lives televised, their dirty laundry aired, and their family dramas battled out for its faithful audience since the series premiered in 2009. But, one of the couples, Teresa and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, has an...
|Vietnamese Still Not Permitted to Enter Gambling Centres|
Quynh-Anh Lam, Nguyet Thi Nguyen, Thao Nguyen; Mayer Brown JSM Vietnam Limited;
August 28, 2013, previously published on August 22, 2013Under the recently promulgated decree 86/2013/ND-CP on management of electronic gaming with prizes (Decree 86), the Vietnam government maintains its position that Vietnamese shall not be allowed to enter electronic gaming with prizes centres (Electronic Game Centres).
|NFL Suspends Player for Violent Helmet Swing Towards an Opposing Player|
Robert C. Seiger; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
August 26, 2013, previously published on August 23, 2013Between the whistles of play, professional football is an arguably violent game. Players often put their hearts and souls into their on the field performances for the benefit of their teams. As a result, emotions can often run high.
|Kids and Concussions|
Arthur L. ("Tim") Clements; Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper, LLC;
August 26, 2013, previously published on Summer 2013Are you or someone you know on a school board or the board of a youth sports organization? By now you may have heard about Ohio's new Return-to-Play Law, which is designed to prevent student athletes from returning to practice or competition after suffering concussions until they are medically...