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Sports Lawyers Association Announces Virtual Conference – SLA 2.0: Innovation During a Time of Change

The Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) has announced its 2021 conference as a fully virtual event that is scheduled for May 17-21. Here’s a glimpse of what attendees can expect: Pre-conference events, including Meet the Presidents: Past, Present, and Future and the annual Women in the SLA gathering Dynamic speaker lineups featuring some of the top…
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Hackney Publications Recognizes Sports Law Profession with ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’ Portal

Hackney Publications announced today the launch of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About,” a portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced and capable legal counsel in the sports law arena. The firms are listed alphabetically, an ode to the difficulty in actually ranking such…
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EsportsNext Conference Set for March 23-24

If you participate in some form or fashion in the Esports industry, then you’ll definitely want to attend the EsportsNext conference March 23-24. There, the organizers of the online, interactive event suggest you will learn from the best in the industry while growing your contacts. For a limited time, they are offering a special price…
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Robert LoGiudice Hired as US Head of Legal Affairs of Elys Game Technology

Elys Game Technology, Corp. has announced the hire of Robert Lo Giudice as US Head of Legal Affairs. Lo Giudice, who received his law degree from New York Law School in 2016 as well as his Master of Law and Master of Science in Sports Law and Sports Management, respectively, from Columbia University in 2018,…
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COVID-19 Accelerates Expansion of Esports as the Industry Navigates New Obstacles, Survey Finds

Industry insiders believe the spotlight afforded by COVID-19-related shutdowns and restrictions will generate increased investment and deal activity for esports in the near term. Yet, as the third annual Esports Survey Report shows, even esports isn’t immune to the pandemic’s effects. The report is available at here. Conducted by law firm Foley & Lardner LLP…
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National Sports Law Institute Fall Conference Set for Friday, October 16

The National Sports Law Institute’s Annual Fall conference will take place online on Microsoft Teams on Friday, October 16, 2020. This year’s conference will focus on Perspectives from a Sports Law Faculty, and feature our own Sports Law Program faculty members, many who are members of this association, along with a few other alums, discussing…
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Activision Blizzard Names Tony Petitti, an MLB Executive and attorney, as President of Sports & Entertainment

Activision Blizzard, Inc. has announced the appointment of Major League Baseball’s Tony Petitti as President of Sports and Entertainment. In his new role, reporting to Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, Petitti will oversee esports, consumer products, and film and television. “Tony is one of the most highly regarded executives in sports and entertainment,” said Bobby…
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More Than 33 Million Americans To Bet on NFL Season

Approximately 13 percent of American adults plan to bet on National Football League (NFL) games this year despite lower enthusiasm from fans in general about the 2020-21 season, according to a new survey from the American Gaming Association (AGA). Of the estimated 33.2 million adults who plan to bet on this NFL season: 20 percent (6.6…
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Sports Law Professor Ellen Zavian Writes About NCAA’s ‘Missed Opportunity’ When It Comes to Esports

Ellen Zavian, an adjunct sports law professor at the George Washington University School of Law, wrote an interesting article last week for the Washington Post about how “the NCAA whiffed on esports.” Zavian, a frequent contributor to the newspaper, wrote that, given the declining revenues for the NCAA because of the pandemic, the association “might…
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Despite Pandemic, New Sports Gambling And Online Gaming Market Entries Proliferate

By Andrew Silver, of Ifrah Law (Editor’s Note: Andrew Silver is an attorney at Ifrah Law, which publishes My Legal Bookie, a periodical that is available on a complimentary basis, which tracks the intersection of sports betting, gaming, and the law.) If someone had told you at the beginning of 2020 that, by March, global…
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