Entertainment and Sports Law Section

This section was created in recognition of the increasing number of practitioners in entertainment and sports law. The section presents an annual CLE program and helps members stay up to date on trends and activities in this specialized area of practice.

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Tennessee Attorneys Suing FanDuel, Draft Kings

Tennessee attorneys are suing two popular fantasy sports companies, accusing them of online gambling and seeking at least $10 million for plaintiffs. “FanDuel and Draft Kings both said it's a game of skill; however it really is a game of chance, since you're betting on players you don't control," Frank Watson said. Read more from WMCActionNews5.

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New York AG Strikes Blow to Fantasy Sports Sites

New York’s attorney general ordered DraftKings and FanDuel, the two biggest daily fantasy sports companies, to stop accepting bets from New York residents, saying their games constitute illegal gambling under state law. The New York Times reports that legal experts say they expect the action to reverberate in other states where others are questioning whether the exploding fantasy sports industry should operate unfettered by regulations that govern legalized gambling.

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