February 04, 2020
David W. Sussman of the Content, Media and Entertainment Practice presented this program exploring the developing legal issues following the US Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association that opened the door for individual states to legalize sports betting.
The program, which is available on demand here, reviews the legal background on sports betting in the United States leading up to and including the Supreme Court’s decision in Murphy and examines the potential implications of other federal statutes and regulations, including the Wire Act and broadcasting regulations. The presentation also canvasses state approaches to sports betting post-Murphy, along with related areas of state law including athletes’ publicity rights and the potential impact of bio-wearables.