Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport 2018-03-06T13:17:11-05:00 Thomas Baker, III, J.D., Ph.D Open Journal Systems <p>The <em>Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport</em> (JLAS) aims to increase the understanding and advancement of legal issues as applied to all aspects of sport. This peer-reviewed jorunal publishes manuscripts from a variety of disciplines, covering legal aspects relating to sport, recreation, and related fields for the purpose of informing policy, advancing the body of knowledge, and influencing decision-making. As the flagship journal of the Sports &amp; Recreation Law Association since 1991, <em>JLAS</em> serves as an interdisciplinary outlet to meet the needs of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.</p> Editor's Comments 2018-03-06T11:17:48-05:00 Thomas A. Baker 2018-03-06T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Will U.S. Soccer be Forced to Adopt Promotion and Relegation? 2018-03-06T11:17:49-05:00 Steven A. Bank 2018-03-06T11:12:27-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sport Law Amici: Impact, Opportunity, and Scholarship 2018-03-06T11:17:50-05:00 Ryan M. Rodenberg 2018-03-06T11:14:59-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## 21st Century Stock Market: A Regulatory Model for Daily Fantasy Sports 2018-03-06T11:17:51-05:00 Alicia Jessop <p>The popularity of daily fantasy sports contests has risen exponentially as daily fantasy sports providers have raised hundreds of millions of dollars in seed funding from major sport industry and media stakeholders. Amongst this industry rise, concerns over whether the industry’s consumer protection mechanisms are stringent enough have arisen. In response, individual states executed varied approaches to regulating the industry within their borders. Some have imposed complete bans, while few allow the industry to widely operate and others have imposed significant regulations. States’ responses to the daily fantasy sports industry are akin to state legislators’ regulation of the securities industry in the 20<sup>th</sup> century. This paper analyzes state and federal regulations imposed on the securities industry in the 20<sup>th</sup> century to provide an argument as to why federal regulation of the daily fantasy sports industry is necessary.</p> 2018-03-06T11:08:22-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Rethinking the Use of Antitrust Law in Combat Sports 2018-03-06T13:17:11-05:00 Jason J. Cruz 2018-03-06T11:05:37-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act and the Exemption for Fantasy Sports 2018-03-06T11:17:53-05:00 John T. Holden <p>In 2006, Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. Contained within the finance and banking statute designed to curb the ability of gambling websites to process payments was an exemption for certain forms of fantasy sports games. The so-called fantasy sports exemption was widely misperceived as a blanket exemption legalizing all compliant fantasy sports games, this proved to be false as various state attorney generals, beginning in 2015, began to examine whether daily fantasy sports games were compliant with state gambling laws. This brought renewed focus to the statute, which was often credited with inspiring the daily fantasy sports boom. This paper examines the origins of the inclusion of the fantasy sports exemption in proposed statutes pre-dating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act and examines the archival materials associated with Senator Richard Bryan, who introduced the fantasy sports exemption, and proposes that the fantasy sports amendment may have been included to broach First Amendment concerns rather than to appease the interests of the National Football League or Major League Baseball, as has been suggested previously.</p> 2018-03-06T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##