John Holden

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

Florida sports betting

Friday Showdown Looms In Florida Sports Betting Case, Feds Want To Go It Alone

All Florida sports betting eyes turn to a federal district court in the District of Columbia on Friday. The Department of the Interior, including Secretary Deb Haaland, fired back against West Flagler Associates in some of their final pleadings before facing off in front of Judge Dabney Friedrich. However, the feds also filed a response […] Read More
Posted on: November 2, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
DFS

Opinion: How Blurred Are Lines Between DFS, Sports Betting?

Robin Thicke has largely disappeared from the public spotlight. (Beyond a few lawsuits, at least …) The lines between fantasy sports and sports betting, however, continue to be blurred in today’s environment. Back in 2014 when daily fantasy sports first became a part of the American sports ethos, many people noted the similarities between daily fantasy […] Read More
Posted on: October 26, 2021 | Daily Fantasy Sports Opinion Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
Ontario sports betting

Analysis: Ontario Sports Betting Rules Appear Friendly To Industry

The comment period for draft Ontario sports betting standards closed in August, and the final regulatory standards were released in September. Operators will like the rules. Released in July, stakeholders were allowed to review the document, which became part of the Registrar’s Standards for Internet Gaming for when everything comes online later this year or […] Read More
Posted on: October 22, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
Florida sports betting

Getting Testy In DC Version Of Florida Sports Betting Litigation

Tell me if you have heard this one before: West Flagler Associates oppose the intervention of the Seminole Tribe in their Florida sports betting lawsuit against the Secretary and Department of the Interior. It should sound familiar because the same plaintiffs opposed the intervention of the Seminole Tribe in their Florida-based litigation. West Flagler Associates […] Read More
Posted on: October 21, 2021 | Opinion Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
Florida sports betting

Feds Respond To West Flagler D.C. Lawsuit On Florida Sports Betting

The Department of the Interior and Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, responded Tueday to the Florida sports betting lawsuit brought by West Flagler Associates challenging the validity of the federal agency’s approval of the gaming compact signed between Governor Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The whole world was expecting the Department […] Read More
Posted on: October 13, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
Florida sports betting

Seminole Tribe Fires Back At West Flagler In Florida Sports Betting Case

The Seminole Tribe fired back against West Flagler Associates‘ motion in a Florida sports betting lawsuit to exclude them from the gaming magnates’ federal lawsuit in the District of Columbia. The Seminole Tribe of Florida has sought to intervene in the case filed against the Department of the Interior and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. […] Read More
Posted on: October 12, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
tribal sports betting

Federal Memo Tackles Emerging Tribal Sports Betting Questions

Amid multiple launches of tribal sports betting operations, federal regulators are taking on some new questions. On Tuesday, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) released a new bulletin, their fifth this year. This bulletin, however, was the first this year to address tribal sports betting directly. More specifically, the bulletin provides “supplemental guidance on emerging […] Read More
Posted on: October 7, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
Maryland sports betting

Opinion: The Data Pitfall In Maryland Sports Betting Regulations

The public comment on Maryland sports betting includes some thoughts of my own. The public had until Monday to comment on Maryland draft sports betting regulations. The end of the 30-day window for submitting comments follows a public meeting on September 22. After reviewing the regulations, I submitted comments on one particular aspect of the […] Read More
Posted on: September 29, 2021 | Opinion Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
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