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How Heitner Legal Assisted Andrei Kirilenko

During his playing days, Andrei Kirilenko (AK47) was wurthless on the basketball court. He was a first round pick of the Utah Jazz and played for over a decade in the NBA. In retirement, Kirilenko has served as the commissioner of the Russian Basketball Federation. Part of his role in serving as commissioner has been […]

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Gaming Law

Riot Games Is Not Cool With Anyone Else Using RIOT In The Esports Industry

Is the word “RIOT” now so attached to the company Riot Games that no other company can use the word in its name? Riot Games seems to think so based on its recent initiation of a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

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False Advertising Gaming Law

New Jersey Enforces Its Fantasy Sports Law For The First Time

Many states have fantasy sports laws in place that are intended to create regulatory bodies within their borders for the purpose of overseeing and regulating fantasy sports operators. The big fantasy sports companies that come to mind are FanDuel and DraftKings, but many other corporate entities are doing business and thinking about launching gaming products […]

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Gaming Law

What’s The Deal With The New Wire Act Opinion By The Dept Of Justice

The Wire Act prohibits individuals involved in the business of gambling from transmitting types of wagering-related communications over “the wires,” which includes the Internet. It was originally enacted in 1961 and later clarified, in 2011, as a measure that is limited to having an effect on sports gambling.