Ryan Rodenberg

Ryan Rodenberg is an expert on sports law analytics that works as a professor at Florida State University. He is also a researcher and a writer.

Log Rolling And Tug of War: How A New IRS Memo Looks At DFS 

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued another memo at the intersection of daily fantasy sports and the federal tax code.   Dated September 14, 2020 but not publicly released until October 16, the IRS’s recent four-page memo concludes that “[t]he amount paid by a daily fantasy sports player to participate in a daily fantasy sports […] Read More
Posted on: November 9, 2020 | Daily Fantasy Sports Opinion Regulation | Ryan Rodenberg

Could 5Dimes Settlement Signal Change In Federal Approach?

The U.S. Department of Justice has a long and sometimes colorful history of investigating and prosecuting offshore sports betting operators.  Remember Blue Monday when then-United States Attorney Rod Rosenstein shut down multiple online sportsbooks in 2011 and seized 10 domain names, including Bookmaker.com? Last week, the Justice Department added another entry to its ledger of […] Read More
Posted on: October 6, 2020 | Opinion Regulation Sports Betting | Ryan Rodenberg

From ‘Irreparable Harm’ to Moneymaker: A Brief History of NCAA Sports Betting Policy

Earlier this month, NCAA member institution The University of Colorado announced a five-year agreement with PointsBet, a sports betting site with soon-to-be headquarters in Denver. “We’re thrilled to have PointsBet as a partner and for the benefits this sponsorship will provide for our student-athletes for years to come,” said Colorado athletics director Rick George in […] Read More
Posted on: September 21, 2020 | Opinion Sports Betting | Ryan Rodenberg
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