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Canada sports betting

Analysis: What New Ontario Auditor General Report Means For Canada Sports Betting

Canadian residents who like sports betting have reason to be excited. Single-game sports betting appears inevitable following the introduction of legislation by the Liberal government that would repeal a prohibition in Canada’s criminal code that currently only allows for parlay bets. Additionally, Ontario residents saw the province’s Conservative government re-up their interest in moving forward […] Read More
Posted on: January 5, 2021 | Opinion Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
Marijuana and sports betting

How Decriminalizing Marijuana At Federal Level Could Boost Interstate Sports Betting Compacts

A new administration could portend a new approach to some thorny issues around both marijuana and sports betting. With Michigan voting back in October to allow for the state Gaming Control Board to enter into lawful interstate and tribal compacts for online poker, a key question that has continued to hound the sports betting world surfaced […] Read More
Posted on: December 23, 2020 | Opinion Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
Canada sports betting

Analysis: What To Expect From Legal Single-Game Sports Betting In Canada

News broke last week that single-game sports betting was all but a done deal in Canada. It’s exciting for a country long forced to choose between playing parlay cards or choosing any number of largely unregulated alternatives. Even before the announcement of an upcoming government-introduced bill, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins talked on the company’s earnings […] Read More
Posted on: December 7, 2020 | Opinion Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
DFS

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
official data

Study: NBA Scorekeepers Pose Potential Integrity Risk In Official Data

A recent academic study flags official NBA scorekeepers as a potential integrity risk in the burgeoning legal sports betting market nationwide. The study, published last month in the Journal of Prediction Markets, found that that some official scorekeepers are “skewing the statistics” in various venues around the league. “[I]naccurate official statistics may trigger series ramifications […] Read More
Posted on: October 12, 2020 | Opinion Sports Betting | Staff
5Dimes

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
NCAA

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 operator 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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