Kate Lowenhar-Fisher (Member, Las Vegas) is quoted in the article “Rift Widens Over States' Role In Sports Betting” published by Law360. “It is pretty obvious why the leagues would rather lobby the federal government for a single piece of legislation than state governments for 50 pieces of potentially inconsistent legislation,” said Kate. “There are certain states that likely will continue to reject legal gambling within their borders. That’s the point. The feds should have no real place in the sports betting discussion aside from aiding states in the enforcement of their own laws to the extent sports betting activity affects interstate commerce.”
“Gambling has always been the purview of the states, and a ‘federal framework’ sounds like an unconstitutional nightmare,” Lowenhar-Fisher said. “If PASPA gets struck down, then the feds should amend or repeal the Federal Wire Act and get out of the way.”
Ms. Lowenhar-Fisher (Member, Las Vegas) is a leading Nevada gaming attorney who counsels many of the world’s premier gaming companies on regulatory issues in connection with mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, reorganizations and financings. She has extensive experience advising clients on issues related to Internet gaming, social gaming, fantasy sports, liquor licensing, nightclubs, restaurants, sweepstakes, contests, and promotions. She regularly represents individuals and businesses before regulatory agencies, including the Nevada State Gaming Control Board, the Nevada Gaming Commission, the Clark County Liquor and Gaming Licensing Board and the Las Vegas City Council.