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New York’s Interactive Fantasy Sports Law Faces Constitutional Challenge

Four New York citizens – backed by an anti-gambling government reform group – filed suit last Wednesday against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state gambling commission, alleging that New York’s new law violates the state’s constitutional prohibition on gambling expansion. The lawsuit, however, likely faces a lengthy, uphill climb.

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Handicapping The Sports Betting Rehearing En Banc

Last week, some of the most distinguished lawyers of our generation gathered in a cramped Philadelphia federal courthouse for a hearing that could have a profound effect on the timeline to bring legal sports betting to the whole of the United States. While the results of the hearing remain to be determined, it appears – again – that most Americans will have to wait a bit longer to place a wager on their favorite club.

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The Impact of Nevada on Daily Fantasy Sports

It’s been a tumultuous few weeks for the “daily fantasy sports” (DFS) industry. Among other things, there has been an investigation into the potential misuse of non-public data by a major DFS company employee; an inquiry into DFS by the New York Attorney General; a “preliminary” probe by the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice into the business model of DFS; the filing of numerous class actions against major DFS operators; and reports that a federal grand jury was convened in Florida by the U.S. Attorney’s Office to consider potential violations of federal and state law.

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Don’t Bet On It: Third Circuit Strikes Down New Jersey’s Latest Attempt to Legalize Sports Betting

The timeline to bring legal sports betting to the United States was pushed back significantly after the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, in a 2-to-1 decision, against Governor Chris Christie and the State of New Jersey earlier this week. The decision by the federal appeals court in Philadelphia upheld a lower-court ruling that had voided legislation enacted by New Jersey legalizing sports gambling.

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Show Cleveland Some Love! The Mechanics of a Wiggins Love Trade.

Recent media reports have suggested that in addition to ongoing trade talks with Minnesota for superstar power forward Kevin Love, Cleveland has only recently made #1 overall draft pick and fashionable lothario Andrew Wiggins available in such trade talks. So let’s forget about ‘would they,’ ‘should they’ make this trade and focus on ‘could they?’ Let’s assume the trade is going down, and lets assume it does include Andrew Wiggins (a trade which would vastly alter the landscape of the NBA).[i] This article will break down the CBA rules regarding trades and salaries, and give a couple possible pictures of what such a trade could look like under the CBA rules.

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The Curious Case of Chandler Parsons or the Time Daryl Morey Got Too Smart For His Own Good

Perhaps not entirely lost amidst the LeBron decision and an endless stream of “I’m Coming Home” YouTube montages, was a curious series of events regarding NBA up-and-comer Chandler Parsons. What doesn’t make sense is this: If Houston knew they would not match a max offer sheet for Parsons, why decline the team option? They could have kept him cheap for one more year and then made their best offer in unrestricted free agency. Given how well Parsons had played and developed, Houston had to know a large offer sheet designed not to be matched was going to come his way and so the only reason to decline the team option was if you were planning on matching any offer sheet.

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1st Annual NBA Mock Draft – 2014 Edition

Today is the day! The NBA Draft is tonight, and a few of our writers here decided they wanted in on the mock draft fun and excitement. As that one last point of view trying to predict a very unpredictable event, we hope this gives you a pleasant work break as you desperately pray that that one specific player falls to your team (not going to happen, it rarely ever does). With that in mind, and no further delay, enjoy how we think the NBA draft will pan out, complete with completely realistic trades and all!

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Betting the House: New Jersey’s Governor Goes All-In Against PASPA

If New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has his way, the next time New Jersey hosts a Super Bowl, fans may be able to walk down the street and drop a wager on their favorite NFL team before the big game. Christie’s dream, however, has faced numerous speed bumps, and with his options dwindling, Christie made one final effort, pushing all his chips in the middle of the table.

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