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Sports Law Links - NHL, Gambling, International

This week, The Sports Esquires are providing you daily Sports Law Links to catch you up on the biggest headlines in sports law. Today we cover the survival of the NHL concussion litigation, the growing momentum behind sports betting, and some of the interesting sports law headlines around the world.


  • S. District Judge Susan Nelson denied the NHL’s motion to dismiss the class action concussion litigation against the league. Here’s the judge’s order.
  • How does the NHL CBA relate to NCAA players?
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning are limiting home playoff tickets to Florida residents.


  • Sean Gregory: The Case for Sports Gambling in America.
  • Does fantasy sports legislation violate PASPA?
  • The story of when New Jersey almost legalized sports betting in 1993.
  • Online betting websites become more willing to accept funds for NCAA tournament pools. Americans spend more money betting on March Madness than they do on presidential elections.
  • Daily fantasy: why it’s legal, why leagues accept it, and why it’s changing sports.


  • The International Olympic Committee has received nondiscrimination assurances from Beijing’s and Almaty’s bids to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
  • The Court of Arbitration for Sport issues a statement on the now famous Pechstein case.
  • The regulatory considerations of minors in international (especially United Kingdom) sports.
  • More details emerge about the Tennis Integrity Unit’s suspension of players for match-fixing.
  • Australian football: a primer on Bombers v. ASADA.
  • Indian sprinter Dutee Chand will continue to run until the Court of Arbitration for Sport reaches a verdict on eligibility due to concerns of hyperandrogenism.

About Ian Gunn

Ian is a New Orleans attorney and a 2014 graduate of Tulane University Law School with a certificate in sports law. Before practicing law, he worked for the legal departments of the New Orleans Saints, the New Orleans Pelicans, and the San Antonio Spurs. He also interned for a player representation agency and an international stadium management company. At Tulane, he served as the Editor in Chief of The Sports Lawyers Journal, Senior Managing Editor of The Sports Lawyer, and as an officer for the Sports Law Society. Prior to attending Tulane, Ian graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in philosophy, B.S. in psychology, and minor in political science.

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