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October 17, 2019

Free Information Sessions at Madison College

Madison College is hosting two free information sessions this fall. Both sessions will be held at the Goodman South Campus in Madison (2429 Perry Street, Madison WI 53713). Learn more on the Learning Opportunities section of their community resources page.

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Know Your Rights on Housing and Employment Discrimination
Saturday, October 26, 2019 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Know the Law on Immigration
Saturday, November 9, 2019 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

October 8, 2019

MCLL closed for 1 hour on Friday

The Milwaukee County Law Library will be closed for 1 hour from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, October 11 for staff training. The MCLL will open for their regular hours after that. 

While they're closed, send questions to the main library - call us at 608-267-9696 or email us at wsll.ref@wicourts.gov. 

October 7, 2019

WSLL @ Your Service October 2019

The October issue of WSLL @ Your Service is now online. Your comments are welcome! Please direct them to the editor, Carol Hassler

In this issue:

Indigenous Law Portal
The Indigenous Law Portal is a valuable resource for researching indigenous law throughout the world. This year, the portal has moved to a new home, LLMC Digital, where researchers can continue to use it for free. Read more

New Books
Our featured titles this month are Environmental Litigation: Law and Strategy and The Lawyer's Guide to Increasing Revenue: Heighten Client Satisfaction, Improve Law Firm Morale, Enhance Revenue and Profitability. Our full October new book list is also available. Read more

Tech Tip
The "related" Google command is a useful way to discover industry competitors as well as like-minded associations. Read more

Library News
Rare books, classes and training opportunities, and more fill up this issue of library news. Read more

October Snapshot
At the David T. Prosser Jr. Library, we've moved some of our public computers into the bookstacks to create quiet workspaces throughout the library. Read more

September 30, 2019

Sports Gambling Research

Go Badgers! Go Packers! Go Brewers! It is that sweet time of year for certain sports fans when you have your choice of a variety of professional or amateur sports, along with the anticipation of upcoming seasons like basketball and hockey.
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With sports viewing there enters the opportunity for gambling. Holy Cross economist Victor Matheson stated on the Freakonomics podcast titled “The Economics of Sports Gambling”:
“So the oldest organized sports that we have a good date on is the Olympics. The Olympics came about in 776 B.C. … We have fairly good evidence that the first gambling on the Olympics occurred in about 775 B.C. So as soon as they started playing games, someone started gambling on it.”
See this list of information on sports gambling for resources available from the Wisconsin State Law Library, compiled by Jaime Healy-Plotkin.


  • Is office gambling a safe bet? by Justin H. Lessner. Wisconsin Employment Law Letter 23 No. 3 Wis. Emp. L. Letter 3
  • The predominate goliath: why pay-to-play daily fantasy sports are games of skill under the dominant factor test, by Jeffrey C. Meehan. 26 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 5. Marquette Sports Law Review. Available in the library and online in HeinOnline and Westlaw.
  • Not just a fantasy: the real benefits of daily fantasy sports legislation for Wisconsin, by Brian C. Miller. 2017 Wis. L. Rev. 1273. Wisconsin Law Review. Available in the library and online in HeinOnline, Index to Legal Periodicals, and Westlaw.
  • Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 945


Case Law

Online Resources


  • Know when to fold 'em: the international effects of Murphy v. NCAA and why Antigua holds the cards, by Katie Berry. 8 Ariz. St. Sports & Ent. L.J. 93. Arizona State Sports & Entertainment Law Journal. Available in Westlaw
  • Murphy v. NCAA, 138 S. Ct. 1461 (2018), Erica L. Bishop. 45 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 239. Ohio Northern University Law Review. Available in HeinOnline and Westlaw.
  • Passing the ball: the United States Supreme Court strikes down PASPA and throws sports gambling back to state legislatures, Hunter M. Haines. 78 Md. L. Rev. 604. Maryland Law Review. Available in HeinOnline and Westlaw.
  • New Jersey beat the spread: Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association and the demise of PASPA allows for states to experiment in regulating the rapidly evolving sports gambling industry, by Matthew Melone. 80 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 315. University of Pittsburgh Law Review. Available in HeinOnline, Index to Legal Periodicals, and Westlaw.
  • How is the integrity of sport protected in the United States? by Matthew J. Mitten. 19 TXRESL 89. Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law. Available in HeinOnline and Westlaw.
  • Regulated sports betting: Ohio's chance to take a bet on itself, by Robert Porter. 67 Clev. St. L. Rev. 267. Cleveland State Law Review. Available in HeinOnline and Westlaw.
  • Murphy v. Nat'l Collegiate Athletic Ass'n: the court legalizes sports gambling, but constitutional questions remain, by Joseph Stiers. 14 J. Bus. & Tech. L. 135. Journal of Business & Technology Law. Available in HeinOnline and Westlaw.
  • Tenth amendment--constitutional remedies-- severability--Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 132 Harv. L. Rev. 387. Harvard Law Review. Available in HeinOnline and Westlaw.
  • On the clock, best bet to draft cyberdefensive linemen: federal regulation of sports betting from a cybersecurity perspective, by William H. Williams. 13 Brook. J. Corp. Fin. & Com. L. 539. Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law. Available in HeinOnline and Westlaw.
  • A comparative overview of eSports against traditional sports focused in the legal realm of monetary exploitation, cheating, and gambling, by Sok Min Yun. 37 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 513. Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal. Available in HeinOnline, Index to Legal Periodicals, and Westlaw.

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