LEGAL THOUGHTS

This blog contains our personal opinions on legal topics that interest us.

November 4, 2019

The repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act  (PASPA) by the US Supreme Court last year made sports betting legal in the eyes of the federal government and left regulating it at the state level (Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, 13...

March 14, 2019

Skill-based gaming and eSports have gathered an inordinate amount of attention and headlines in recent years. However, New Jersey legislation has stalled and the gaming industry has yet to embrace the concepts and provide marketing to attract the “next generation” of g...

October 11, 2018

    As provided in my July 23 blog post, the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) by the United States Supreme Court eliminated the prohibition on the states from legalizing betting on professional and collegiate sporting events. Th...

September 13, 2018

Atlantic City sports gaming began with tremendous interest on the first day of the NFL season. Without much fanfare or advertising, the Ocean resort casino in Atlantic City had a long line of people interested in sports betting for the first NFL season where sports bet...

July 23, 2018

Legalization of Sports Betting laws in New Jersey leaves small businesses out of potential income opportunities from gaming directed to millennials.

On June 11, 2018, Governor Philip D. Murphy of New Jersey signed a Assembly Bill 4111 that legalizes sports wagering ensu...

June 15, 2018

The 2018 East Coast Gaming Congress and NextGen Gaming Forum (ECGC) held in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 13 and 14 provided guidance on the key factors necessary for the future success of gaming and the newly legalized “sports betting”. Throughout the congress, ke...

December 27, 2017

There may finally be a light at the end of the tunnel for the closed Revel/Ten (“Ten”) casino hotel in Atlantic City.  After being purchased in 2015 by Glenn Straub, it finally may open.

Recently, Colorado investor based TEN RE ACNJ, run by Colorado-based businessman Br...

July 17, 2017

     Horse racing partnerships have increasingly become a part of the “sport of kings”. It is well recognized that horse racing partnerships allow for greater inclusion of participation for the general public; no longer is the “sport of kings” limited to the great raci...

April 19, 2017

     My colleague Joseph DiDonato will be attending the 21st Annual East Coast Gaming Congress & Next Gen Gaming Forum in Atlantic City, NJ on May 24-25, 2017.