Grabowski's primer is especially timely given that many states are beginning to regulate this multi-billion dollar industry, with states like New York trying to ban the daily fantasy games, such as FanDuel and DraftKings, because they regard them as a form of illegal gambling. Meanwhile, other states, like Florida, are seeking to legalize it in order to generate revenues.
Fantasy Sports and the Changing Sports Media Industry, published by Lexington Books, examines how fantasy sports play has established a prominent and promising foothold in the larger sports ecology.
Grabowski, an internet law professor who previously worked as a lawyer and sports journalist, provides a summary of the most important legal issues facing those who engage in or operate a fantasy sports venture in the United States. In addition to examining federal and state gaming laws, his chapter addresses an array of other legal issues, including intellectual property, defamation and invasion of privacy, among others. Grabowski is one of only a handful of experts in this new legal field.