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Tens of Millions of Americans to Wager $1.8B on 2022 FIFA World Cup

More than million American adults plan to bet a total of $1.8 billion on the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, according to the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) inaugural survey on World Cup wagering. (Hackney Publications produces MyLegalBookie, which can be subscribed to on a complimentary basis at the site.) Unlike other major events like the Super Bowl and…
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Football Australia appoints Mel Mallam as General Counsel

Football Australia announced today the appointment of Mel Mallam as General Counsel. Mallam returns to Australia having lived in Zurich, Switzerland for the past 15 years working with several global brands and will commence with Football Australia on 1 October 2022. As part of Mallam’s previous roles, she worked on two FIFA World Cups, the…
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Dutch Football Coach Emerges with Successful Ruling in Case Against Former Employer

Blaser Mills Law has won a landmark case in football concerning force majeure and Covid-19 Head of sport at the firm and former professional football player, David Winnie, was successful in his claim to the FIFA Football Tribunal on behalf of Dutch football coach, René Hiddink, against his former employer, Football Association of Maldives [FAM]. The…
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IFA diversifies its gaming rights and launches new non-sim football games alongside EA SPORTS franchis

For the first time, FIFA will launch new football video games developed with third-party studios and publishers, providing “more choice for football and gaming fans” in the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ A number of new non-simulation games are already under production…
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Sports Litigation Alert Reports on the Full Breadth of the Sports Law Industry with Timely, Insightful Articles in Last Two Issues

Beneficiaries of the Alert include both the private sector and higher education, where professors use the Alert with thousands of sports law students. As Hackney Publications closes in on the completion of its 18th year of publishing Sports Litigation Alert, publisher Holt Hackney is especially proud of the last two issues. “We’re touching on every…
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Major League Soccer Gets Props for Its Racial and Gender Hiring

Richard Lapchick, Director of The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida, released the 2021 Major League Soccer Racial and Gender Report Card earlier this week, extolling praise on the association. Using data from the 2021 season, the Report Card includes an analysis of the racial breakdown of…
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Harvard Sports Law Symposium Set for Monday and Tuesday

What follows is the agenda for the 2021 Harvard Sports Law Symposium Day 1: Monday, October 18, 2021 12pm – 1:15pm Fireside Chat 2021 Paul C. Weiler Distinguished Alumnus  Mike Zarren ‘04, Vice President of Basketball Operations & Team Counsel, Boston Celtics *Moderated by: Professor Peter Carfagna, Chairman/CEO of Magis LLC & Faculty Advisor…
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NFL and Premier League Discuss Player Health and Safety, Issue Statement

The National Football League (NFL) and the Premier League held a joint medical conference in London today to discuss “their latest advancements in player health and safety and to share best practices for analyzing, treating, and preventing injuries among elite athletes.” Led by a group of the leagues’ physicians, injury prevention specialists and epidemiologists, the…
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More than 100 Sports Law Professors Now Use Sports Litigation Alert in the Classroom

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, announced last month that new tools have been  added to Sports Litigation Alert (Alert), a periodical that has been used in sports law classrooms for more than 15 years, which will make it even more useful for professors and their college students. Shortly thereafter, several…
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Austin FC Taps Austin’s Robust Tech Sector for a Sponsor

Austin FC has announced that NI (NASDAQ: NATI) has secured entitlement of the NI Suite Level at Q2 Stadium in a multi-year partnership that sees the Austin technology company join forces with Austin FC, the city’s Major League Soccer Club and first major league property. As part of the partnership, NI will also be the…
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