The Law of Fantasy Sports Games

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Course Description

    This program was recorded on March 7th, 2018

    By 2015, online daily fantasy sports (DFS) had burst onto the scene and with its proliferation of ads offering millions of dollars in prizes. This caught the attention of many state regulators and attorneys general who proceeded to ban DFS under the theory that it was not a contest of skill but illegal gambling. In this webinar you will learn the legal basis for operating DFS games, as well as the ability to differentiate among gambling, games of chance and skill contests, to help you understand the crux of the current debate on the legality of DFS. You will also be kept abreast of the many recent legislative and court developments affecting DFS and learn skills that can be applied in many different promotional areas.



    • Robert Laplaca
      Rob leads the Firm's Promotion Law practice, which includes sweepstakes, skill contests, instant win games, internet and mobile marketing promotions, trade promotions and consumer offers. Rob counsels well-known brands, as well as advertising and marketing companies, from concept development through implementation to fulfillment. His practice also includes reviewing and drafting agency contracts, publicity agreements, and various advertising agreements. Rob is also experienced in reviewing advertisements for television, radio, online and print marketing. Throughout his career, Rob has worked on many popular marketing promotions, including ones seen on television shows, on well-known social media sites, and at live sporting events. He regularly speaks on promotion law topics at the annual national law conference of the Brand Activation Association.

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      1. DAILY FANTASY SPORTS
        1. What is the basic operation of DFS
        2. How do DFS differ from season-long sports leagues
      2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK
        1. Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006
        2. State Lottery and Gambling Laws
      3. SKILL V. CHANCE
        1. Traditional Elements and Theories
        2. How does this analysis apply to DFS
      4. PROBLEMS
        1. What states are voided and why
        2. State enforcement actions
      5. THE FUTURE OF DFS
        1. Current state-by- state analysis
        2. Current legislation restrictions
        3. Current court cases
      6. HOW TO RUN A SUCCESSFUL SKILL CONTEST
        1. Legal aspects of skill contests
        2. Analysis of consideration
        3. Practical considerations

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