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Fliff Lawsuit—Court Deems Sweepstakes Site’s Compelled Arbitration Clause Valid

January 17, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

The proposed class action lawsuit against sweepstakes sports predictions site Fliff won’t happen, as a California federal judge ruled it must proceed to arbitration per the operator’s terms and conditions. It’s an important decision and one that might signal that the flurry of litigation against social gaming sites is coming to an end. The plaintiff in the […]

Hard Rock Bet Waitlist Ends, Florida Online Sports Betting Open to All

December 8, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

There’s no more Hard Rock Bet waitlist. As the online sports betting operator’s ad proclaims seven times in 60 seconds, “Hard Rock Bet is legal in Florida.” On Dec. 5, a post on X by Matt Primeaux — Hard Rock Bet’s executive managing director and president — let Florida’s sports bettors know the app was open […]

Florida Sports Betting Challenge—State Seeks Dismissal of Quo Warranto Petition

December 6, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Lawyers for Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida legislature have filed counterarguments to West Flagler Associates’ petition for quo warranto in the state Supreme Court. West Flagler, a retail gambling operator in the state, is challenging whether the governor and lawmakers exceeded their authority and violated the state Constitution when they authorized the Seminole Tribe to conduct online sports […]

Fanatics Will Be New Connecticut Lottery Sportsbook, Competing With DraftKings, Mohegan Sun

December 1, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

Fanatics Sportsbook will be Connecticut’s third retail and online sports betting operator. Beginning in mid-December, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) partner will compete with DraftKings and Mohegan Sun, powered by FanDuel tech. That means Fanatics Sportsbook will be competing against the top revenue-generating sportsbooks in the nation. That’s notable for many reasons. Perhaps the primary […]

ESPN Bet Launch Day Starts Slow, Ends at #1 in the App Store

November 15, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

ESPN Bet, the sportsbook collaboration between Penn Entertainment and Disney-owned ESPN, launched Tuesday in 17 states. Hollywood Casino, billed as a “new casino experience,” is also available within the sportsbook app in four legal online casino states. The launch followed the August announcement of a $2 billion, 10-year deal granting Penn rights to the ESPN […]

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