State Bar of Texas PodcastIn the fourth installment in a series of episodes of the State Bar of Texas Podcast recorded from the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2024, the topic focuses on sports betting and fantasy sports. Currently, all sports betting in Texas is illegal, despite the fact that many people believe there is a gray area around app-based betting. In reality, Texas does not yet allow for sports betting, but potential legislation might legalize this type of gambling and change the state’s approach to this issue. State Bar of Texas Podcast host Rocky Dhir talks with presenters Blake Hart and Kevin Vela to learn more about what regulations currently exist and what may change in the near future.

Blake Hart is a senior attorney at Vela Wood, a boutique corporate law firm based in Texas. She focuses her practice on sports, gaming, and fantasy sports.

Kevin Vela is the managing partner at Vela Wood. He focuses his practice on venture financing, M&A, fund representation, and gaming law.

Listen to the episode here:

What’s the Spread? Legislating Sports Betting & Fantasy Sports in TX (State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting 2024)

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