Sports Gambling Legalization: Looking Back and What’s Ahead
By repealing the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in a 6-3 decision last 2018, the Supreme Court cleared the way for U.S. federal states to legalize sports gambling. The act, which previously defined the legal status of sports betting in the U.S., was found unconstitutional on the grounds of states' rights. With the decision, states have been given the freedom to decide the legality and limitations of sports betting within their borders. However, with the ever changing legal climate, any initiative taken going forward will tremendously impact the industry as a whole.
In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the recent developments in sports gambling and betting. Speakers will also present important issues surrounding this topic including the implications of the court’s ruling and an outlook of future trends.
Key topics include:
- Sports Gambling – An Overview
- The Supreme Court’s PASPA Decision
- Status of Sports Gambling in Each State
- Opportunities and Limitations
- What Lies Ahead
Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC
Blank Rome LLP
William P. Devereaux is a Principal with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC and leads the firm's Criminal Defense Team. He is a prominent and highly respected litigator with over 35 years of experience successfully representing high-profile individuals and public, private and nonprofit organizations. Attorney Devereaux routinely appears before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in defense of his clients. He has extensive experience in gaming law and regulations and has represented developers, municipalities and Native American Tribes with respect to gaming, licensing, permitting and contracting issues involving state and federal laws and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. He has been recognized by his peers and judges with the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating based on both legal ability and ethics, and selected annually by his peers and clients to the list of “Best Lawyers in America” and Super Lawyers in his practice area. He earned his JD from Suffolk University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University. He is also a retired Captain in the United States Naval Reserve. He is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Military Appeals for the Armed Forces.
William P. Devereaux is a Principal with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC and leads the firm's Criminal Defense Team. …
Dennis has significant experience representing clients in the highly-regulated gaming industry including both transactional and litigation matters, as well as handling complex confidential investigations and regulatory proceedings. He has particular knowledge in the area of online gaming and wagering, sports wagering and regulation, and eSports, and represents clients in, and counsels clients on the regulatory and business implications of:
- new media, markets, and technologies
- mergers and acquisitions
- sweepstakes and promotions
- electronic payment facilities (including traditional and blockchain)
In addition, Dennis advocates on behalf of gaming entrepreneurs and operators in all types of civil litigation, including:
- securities disputes
- intellectual property disputes
- antitrust disputes
- contractual disputes
- criminal investigations
His clients include well-known casino operators, gaming equipment manufacturers, racing and wagering operators, internet operators, Native American gaming interests, professional sports teams, payment providers, vendors, investment funds, and other companies that invest in, or provide services to, the gaming or racing industry.
Dennis has significant experience representing clients in the highly-regulated gaming industry including both transactional and litigation matters, as well as …
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About Blank Rome LLP
Blank Rome is an Am Law 100 firm with 14 offices and more than 600 attorneys and principals who provide a full range of legal and advocacy services to clients operating in the United States and around the world. Blank Rome lawyers possess cutting-edge gaming and entertainment industry knowledge coupled with legal acumen. We assist gaming clients with a broad range of issues relating to gaming operations, development, purchase, sale, taxation, and management. Our lawyers work regularly with entertainment industry clients on matters relating to data protection/privacy, intellectual property, trade secrets, labor and employment, multijurisdictional and regulatory compliance/enforcement.