Goodwin Gaming
October 13, 2015

Daily Fantasy Sports Betting: Legal or Illegal?


Over the last two years, daily fantasy sports has seen explosive growth.  It is almost impossible to watch or attend a major sporting event without noticing the presence of at least one daily fantasy sports company.  As part of their pitch, the operators of daily fantasy sports contests claim their websites are “100% legal,” often citing an “exception” in the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA).  But are these contests really legal?

On Wednesday, October 14, 2015, David Apfel, Founder and Chair of Goodwin Procter LLP’s Gaming, Gambling, and Sweepstakes Practice, will host the Knowledge Group’s live webcast on the legality of daily fantasy sports:  Defining Daily Fantasy Sports Betting: Is It Legal or Illegal?  The panel will provide an in-depth analysis on whether daily fantasy sports is legal under state and federal laws.  Key items on the agenda include:

  • An overview of state and federal laws on daily fantasy sports, including the UIGEA
  • A look at the evolution of daily fantasy sports, including future game variations
  • The “Dos and Don’ts” of Operating a Daily Fantasy Sports website

Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the rapidly changing legal landscape of daily fantasy sports.

Please tune in on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 at 3 p.m.  Eastern time.

Click here to register for free (registration is free for the first 30 registrants courtesy of Goodwin Procter LLP).

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