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Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti
Fears over the granting of broad patents concerning game mechanics are likely overstated because prosecution of game mechanics are uniquely disadvantaged.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
On August 8, 2023, PENN Entertainment ("PENN") and ESPN announced a groundbreaking sports gambling licensing arrangement. In exchange for $1.5 billion cash...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission approved data privacy regulations under the 2022 Massachusetts Sports Wagering Act earlier this fall.
Foley & Lardner
As with many other industries, the gaming sector has faced its share of issues this year as startups struggle to secure funding. Pitchbook has just released its Q3 2023 Gaming Report...
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
In late August, DraftKings was fined $94,440 in Maryland for allegedly advertising to underage fantasy sports players.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court removed a federal ban on sports betting in 2018, we have witnessed a legalization rush.
Reed Smith
By 2030, if not sooner, a sports fan could potentially attend a live sports game, place a bet on the game at the arena, celebrate both wins in an adjacent casino...
Jones Day
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board held all challenged claims of IGT's patent unpatentable as obvious over two prior art patents. Zynga Inc. v. IGT, IPR2022-00199-32.
Gamma Law
Artificial intelligence, despite its potential to transform business sectors, scientific discovery, and human interaction, is not without its detractors.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
Last Thursday, the New York State Gaming Commission adopted New York Rule 5602.1(a)(4), outlawing fantasy sports contests that are based on proposition betting...
Gamma Law
Video games have long since transcended the realm of mere entertainment. With their immersive worlds, compelling narratives, and intricate mechanics, they've evolved into powerful platforms for communication and expression.
Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols
The evolution of the esports industry has allowed it to become more than tournaments and prize money.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On January 18, 2022, Microsoft's acquisition of Activision, one of the world's most-valuable gaming companies, was announced.
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Earlier this week, Suzanne Cosgrove wrote about the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's decision to prohibit Congressional Control Contracts, which it described as "cash-settled...
Holland & Knight
The Florida Gaming Control Commission (FGCC) has taken a significant step by issuing cease-and-desist letters to three online fantasy sports operators.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Following a unanimous decision by the SAG-AFTRA National Board to send a strike authorization vote to its members in early September, 98% of voting members voted in favor of a strike authorization on the 2017 Interactive Media Agreement.
Harness IP
To say that the video gaming industry is booming would be quite an understatement. For years, gaming has been one of the fastest growing segments of the worldwide entertainment industry.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission recently approved regulations to ensure data privacy and security for sports betters in the Commonwealth. On August 8, 2023, the commissioners approved...
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission fined Plainridge Park Casino (Plainridge), MGM Springfield (MGM) and Encore Boston Harbor (Encore) for illegally allowing their patrons to place bets...
Ropes & Gray LLP
Since our last post in this series in March 2023, antitrust reviews in the gaming industry have continued, with merger control investigations in Europe and the UK...
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