Tag Archives: sports law

Hard Rock Rocked Hard by Courts: What’s Next for Sports Betting in Florida?

MICHAEL PURETZ—Sports betting in Florida is complicated. In April 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a gambling compact with the Seminole Indian Tribe that opened the door for legalized sports betting in the state, giving the Seminoles sole sportsbook operator privileges. At that time, without this compact, sports betting was considered illegal in Florida. Without […]

Examining the Washington Football Team Sexual Harassment Investigation Scandal

EVAN GILBERT—Dan Snyder has long been called one of the worst owners in sports, for a myriad of reasons, during his tenure at the helm of the NFL’s Washington Football Team (WFT). On July 16, 2020, Snyder became even more scorned, when the Washington Post reported workplace harassment in the organization. The Post detailed allegations […]

California Puts the Ball in the NCAA’s Court with the Fair Pay to Play Act

SAVANNAH PADGETT— On September 30th, California Governor Newsom signed the Fair Pay to Play Act that gives student-athletes the right to use their name, likeness, and image for profit. Starting in January of 2023, when the law goes into effect, student-athletes at California universities will be able to enter into contracts commercializing their identities. The new law does not require universities […]

The Aftermath of Murphy v. NCAA: New York’s Path to Legalized Sports Gambling

MICHAEL HARDER—In May 2018, the Supreme Court released the highly anticipated decision of Murphy v. NCAA, better known as “the sports gambling case.” Although the Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the 1992 federal statute prohibiting the states from authorizing sports gambling, most states have yet to capitalize on the […]

High Stakes: The Fight for Legalized Sports Gambling and its Underlying Impact on Federalism

NICHOLAS DILTS—Every spring, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament becomes one of the largest events in the country as millions tune in to watch the fascinating and heart-wrenching action that is “March Madness.” During this past year’s tournament, it was reported that roughly $10 billion was going to be wagered on the tournament, but that only […]