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  • Skin Gambling Plaintiffs Find Themselves Back Where They Started

    Posted in eSports by on January 10, 2017

    The lawsuits against Valve Corporation are continuing their tortured procedural paths from various federal courts to state court and back again. After filing a complaint against Valve and several co-defendants in federal court, the case was ultimately dismissed. Not dissuaded, the plaintiffs refiled against Valve in state court, in King County, Washington. Yet, as of […]

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  • An Esports Slam Dunk: What the NBA’s Investment in Esports Means

    Posted in eSports by on October 20, 2016

    On September 26, 2016, the Philadelphia 76ers announced that they had acquired two leading eSports teams, Team Dignitas and Team Apex. Not to be outdone, the next day Team Liquid announced they had sold a controlling share to Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber and entrepreneur Ted Leonsis, who is the majority owner of the […]

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  • New Concerns Over Esports Betting; Jeff Ifrah Responds

    Posted in Sports Betting by on July 14, 2016

    *photo obtained from https://gameora.tumblr.com/ In light of unprecedented controversy over the legality of “skin betting” and eSports gambling, Jeff Ifrah and two other attorneys took to Reddit to answer questions from players, fans, and professionals. Together with Bryce Blum and Ryan Morrison, Ifrah participated in an AUA (“Ask Us Anything”) thread on July 5, 2016—just […]

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