Steve Silver

GAMBLING

Here's What You Need to Know about Legalized Sports Betting

Some states, like New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania could have legalized gambling as early as the football season.
Steve Silver
5.14.18
GAMBLING

Handicapping the Supreme Court Votes on Sports Betting Case

The Supreme Court has decided to hear New Jersey's cases for legalized sports betting. Here's how we think the Justices will wind up ruling.
Steve Silver
7.4.17
sports gambling

Trump Admin Invites New Jersey to Allow Citizens to Gamble Freely

The Solicitor General urged the Supreme Court to reject New Jersey's sports gambling case, and left open the door for a gambling free-for-all.
Steve Silver
5.24.17
congress

How President Trump Could Free the NCAA to Pour More Money into Politics

If Trump fulfills his pledge to eliminate a federal law prohibiting charitable organizations from participating in political campaigns, the nonprofit NCAA will be free to shower sympathetic candidates with cash.
Steve Silver
4.21.17
VICE Sports

How Donald Trump's SCOTUS Pick Could Shape the Future of Sports

In the near future, the Supreme Court could hear important cases on legalized sports gambling, college athlete pay-for-play, and Deflategate-style arbitration. Here's how Neil Gorsuch could tilt the legal playing field.
Steve Silver
2.7.17
Donald Trump

How Donald Trump's SCOTUS Pick, Neil Gorsuch, Could Shape The Future of Sports

In the near future, the Supreme Court could hear important cases on legalized sports gambling, college athlete pay-for-play, and Deflategate-style arbitration. Here's how Trump's new nominee could tilt the legal playing field.
Steve Silver
2.7.17
Highlights

NLRB Busts 'Student-Athlete' Myth By Classifying Private School Football Players As Employees

The NLRB's General Counsel publicly published a memorandum declaring that college football players at private universities are actually employees of those schools.
Steve Silver
2.2.17
new jersey

The Supreme Court Just Asked The Trump Administration To Weigh In On Legal Sports Betting In New Jersey

​New Jersey's long-shot bid to legalize sports betting has reached the Supreme Court, and could be hurt or helped by Trump's pick for Solicitor General.
Steve Silver
1.17.17
Highlights

New Congressional Bill Would Strip Sports Leagues of Nonprofit Tax Status

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a former BYU kicker, has introduced a bill that would revoke the 501(6)(c) tax-exempt status of "major professional sports leagues."
Steve Silver
1.12.17
athletes' rights

How a Little-Known NCAA Rule Shuts Athletes Out of the Legal System

The NCAA's Restitution Rule ostensibly exists to prevent cheating, but critics claim its true purpose is to intimidate college athletes and prevent them from suing the association.
Steve Silver
12.20.16