John Holden

John Holden J.D. / Ph.D. is an academic. His research focuses on policy issues surrounding sports corruption.

Florida sports betting roadblock

Will New Filing In Florida Sports Betting Case Create Roadblock For Launch?

The legal escapades attempting to stop the possible fall launch of Florida sports betting moved forward with new filings on Tuesday. The West Flagler Associates’ lawyers filed their response to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ motion to dismiss and the Seminole Tribe’s motion to intervene in the court case. Neither action was unexpected, and they set the […] Read More
Posted on: September 16, 2021 | Sports Betting | John Holden
Florida sports betting

Florida Sports Betting Suit Draws Expected Response And A Surprise

The Florida sports betting lawsuit filed in the Federal Northern District of Florida against Gov. Ron DeSantis and his administration by South Florida gaming operators was met with an expected response from the governor’s office Tuesday night. DeSantis and Julie Brown filed a motion to dismiss, which was filed 14 days earlier. There was, however, […] Read More
Posted on: September 1, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden

Analysis: What To Make Of SEC, IRS Investigations Into DraftKings

Before DraftKings announced its blockbuster acquisition of Golden Nugget Online Gaming, the company released its second-quarter results and mentioned an interesting development in its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings. Following the earnings release this month, company CEO Jason Robins told Barron’s that the company is on the path to “profitability in a state in […] Read More
Posted on: August 23, 2021 | Opinion Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
Florida sports betting

Opinion: Another Florida Sports Betting Lawsuit Sends Ball Back To DeSantis

Another Florida sports betting lawsuit has kept the attorneys of West Flagler Associates busy this week. The south Florida-based operators of Magic City Casino and Bonita Springs Poker Room filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and her agency itself in an effort […] Read More
Posted on: August 19, 2021 | Opinion Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
Maryland sports betting

Opinion: Official League Data Gets Messy In Maryland Sports Betting Regulations

With the news that proposed Maryland sports betting regulations were approved by the state’s lottery and gaming commission last month, the state took one step closer to catching up to surrounding states that have already successfully launched sports betting operations. But, while this is an exciting development for the Old Line State the regulations are unique […] Read More
Posted on: August 5, 2021 | Opinion Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden

Opinion: How NCAA Concession On NIL Rules Could Affect US Sports Betting Industry

The college sports world has undergone as much change in the last month as just about any period in recent memory, including new rules affecting name, image, and likeness (NIL.) It began with the Supreme Court‘s Alston decision that found NCAA restrictions on academic-related aid to violate federal antitrust laws and continued through July 1 when […] Read More
Posted on: July 29, 2021 | Opinion Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
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