Casino Connection Atlantic City: Sports and Gaming—Perfect Together

November 09, 2018

Following the US Supreme Court’s legalization of sports betting this fall, numerous sports teams and leagues have signed deals with casinos. These deals are not only pioneering, but also are legally practical, according to O’Melveny sports industry group co-chair Irwin Raij.

The legalization of sports betting establishes a need for access to game data for settling bets. However, leagues believe they should be able to charge betting operators for data access, arguing that data is intellectual property and that fees are necessary to maintain game integrity. 

Raij notes that partnerships between leagues and casinos serve as a practical solution to potential intellectual property controversy.

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