Trends in Internet Gaming and Other Developments in the Gaming Industry

The Lawline course “Trends in Internet Gaming and Other Developments in the Gaming Industry” is now available for replay.

Join Duane Morris attorneys Christopher Soriano and Adam Berger for an overview of trends in internet gaming and other new developments in the gaming industry. Soriano and Berger will discuss the ongoing legal battle over sports betting in the U.S., recent expansion efforts, and recent gaming developments such as internet gaming, eSports, and other emerging gaming categories. The program will also include a discussion of recent litigation and potential changes to come in the industry.

The course replay can be accessed on the Lawline website.

Duane Morris’ Adam Berger Appointed Chair of Pennsylvania Bar Association Gaming Law Committee

Adam BergerDuane Morris attorney Adam Berger has been reappointed chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s (PBA) Gaming Law Committee, for a second term beginning on May 12, 2017. The PBA Gaming Law Committee is responsible for reviewing, studying and making recommendations concerning legislative proposals in the area of gaming law; promoting the understanding of laws, regulations and court decisions in the gaming area; and developing materials and educational programs of interest to gaming practitioners to promote improvements and professionalism in the field.

For more information, please visit the Duane Morris website for a press release about Mr. Berger’s appointment.

Christopher Soriano Speaking at Mastering Fantasy Sports and Online Gaming Law CLE

Duane Morris’ Christopher Soriano will be speaking at a telephonic seminar about fantasy sports, online gaming and digital sports gambling on February 28, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.

The teleconference will discuss the latest on Mastering Fantasy Sports and Online Gaming Law. The seminar will introduce the most relevant issues and solutions along with latest legal developments and Supreme Court decisions affecting the industry.

For more information and to register, please visit the event website.

Christopher Soriano Speaking at Seton Hall Law School’s Gambling Law Symposium

Duane Morris’ Christopher Soriano will be presenting at a gambling law symposium hosted by the Seton Hall Law School’s Continuing Legal Education at Seton Hall University on March 1, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.

The symposium will discuss New Jersey’s gambling laws while focusing on the following topics:

  • The New Jersey Constitution, Statutes, Rules, and Regulations Governing Gambling
  • The Definition of Gambling Under New Jersey Law: The Chance Versus Skill Debate Involving Fantasy Platforms and Poker
  • The Impact Of Technological Advances Upon Laws Governing The Placement of Wagers On Horse races
  • Overview Of Supreme Court’s Sports Betting Case and
  • On-Line Casino and Other Forms of Gambling Under Federal and New Jersey Law

For more information and to register, please visit the event website.

Real Sports Experts and Fantasy Sports

John Brennan, a staff writer for The Record, was a panelist for Duane Morris’ event “The Future of Sports Betting” on April 27, moderated by partner Christopher Soriano. Mr. Brennan’s column today, about the notorious poor luck of professional sportswriters and sports executives at fantasy leagues in their own sports, mentioned the event, sharing a story told by panelist Andrew Brandt of ESPN. The firm thanks Mr. Brennan and Mr. Brandt for their participation in the event.

Duane Morris Hosts “High-Stakes Games: Betting on Sports” Roundtable

Duane Morris, the Sports Business and Leadership Association and the Sports Lawyers Association will be hosting the roundtable discussion, “High-Stakes Games: Betting on Sports,” on Thursday, January 26, 2017 in Miami, Florida. This in-depth roundtable discussion will focus on the key issues and high stakes of sports betting and will feature sports and gaming industry executives, lawyers and pro-team executives. Duane Morris partner Christopher L. Soriano, of the firm’s Cherry Hill office, will moderate the discussion.

Featured Speakers:

  • Eric Frank, Director, Legal Affairs, Amaya
  • Myles Pistorius, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Miami Dolphins

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The current state of sports betting in the United States
  • New developments in gaming law
  • The pro team’s view on expanding sports betting
  • Online and offshore wagering on games

Duane Morris Sports Practice AdvantageSM
Duane Morris attorneys have extensive experience representing clients doing business in sports. Whether pursuing new opportunities or investments, enforcing contracts or agreements or protecting clients’ rights, the firm’s lawyers understand the unique issues presented by operating in the industry, including the importance of establishing and maintaining relationships, controlling sensitive information, maintaining privacy and confidentiality and achieving goals in tight time frames.

About the Sports Business and Leadership Association

The Sports Business and Leadership Association (“SBLA”) is a non-profit charitable organization whose members are professionals working in the sports business industry. The SBLA’s core mission is to organize an affinity group of legal professionals working in the sports business industry and to educate them on trending sports business issues and concerns. The SBLA’s goal is to raise money to provide underprivileged children with the financial means to attend a summer sports camp at a university (the “SBLA Scholarship Program”).

About the Sports Lawyers Association

The Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) is a nonprofit, international, professional organization whose common goal is the understanding, advancement and ethical practice of sports law. There are more than 1,000 current members: practicing lawyers, law educators, law students and other professionals with an interest in law relating to professional and amateur sports.

Duane Morris Attorneys Christopher Soriano and Adam Berger to present at NJ State Bar Webinar

Duane Morris attorneys Christopher Soriano and  Adam Berger of the firm’s Cherry Hill office will present a webinar, “2016: A Year to Hold’em or Fold’em,” hosted by the NJ State Bar on December 9, 2016. The webinar will offer retrospective on this year’s key legal issues in the gaming industry.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The recent decision shooting down sports betting in casinos
  • Impact of the North Jersey gaming referendum on the future of the racing industry and on the Atlantic City casino market
  • Online gaming developments
  • Fantasy sports legislation/regulation
  • Issues surrounding the potential closing of Monmouth Racetrack

To register for the webinar, please visit the NJSBA website.