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Showing 2 posts from November 2015.

Conducting a pay-to-play fantasy sports league may be gambling with the law

Participation in fantasy sports has exploded in the United States in the past few years. Anyone listening to sports radio or watching ESPN will be overwhelmed by advertisements from fantasy football organizations soliciting players. Thousands have joined the fantasy football fad in particular. Many participate for cash prizes. Read More

SEC moves to allow startup investing via crowdfunding

On Friday, October 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules permitting crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a capital fundraising strategy whereby issuers use the internet or social media to raise capital from a large number of investors in relatively small amounts. Pursuant to Section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act of 1933, Regulation Crowdfunding permits capital raising by small startup businesses that may not have easy access to traditional methods of capital markets and venture capital fundraising. The final rules provide some flexibility to issuers seeking to crowdfund and intermediaries who are providing their services to such issuers. Read More