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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.

September 27, 2019

Where to Find Landlord Tenant Forms

We're often asked for rental forms at the library and we're able to provide fillable or sample forms from a variety of sources.

Some counties have created landlord/tenant forms, such as eviction notices or checklists. We link to these on our County Legal Resources database under "Landlord/Tenant." 

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In each of our libraries, we re-sell forms created by the Wisconsin Legal Blank company. If you're looking for these forms near you, check with your local office supply store to see if they sell them. They can also be purchased online through the Wisconsin Legal Blank website. These forms include:

  • Residential Lease (Form 19) 
  • Tenant Inspection/Acceptance (Form 993)
  • 28-day Notice Terminating Tenancy (Form 327)
  • 14-day Notice to Correct Breach (Form 767) 
  • 14-day Notice Terminating Tenancy (Form 768)
  • 5-day Notice to Correct Breach (Form 330)
  • 5-day Notice to Quit or Pay Rent (Form 328)
  • 5-day Notice to Vacate - Criminal activity or drug related criminal activity (Form 334)
  • 5-day Notice to Vacate - Imminent threat of serious physical harm (Form 333)
  • 5-day Notice to Vacate - Nuisance (Form 329)

Pages from the Tenant Resource Center website are also useful for locating sample forms. Their resources for tenants and resources for landlords pages include sample forms and letters, like check-in and check-out forms, payment agreements, security deposit letters, and termination agreements.

A book in our collection that was published by the Tenant Resource Center, Apartment management in Wisconsin (2004), includes many sample forms and letters including:

  • Acceptance of rental application
  • Application for co-signer
  • Credit check notification
  • Landlord entry notice
  • Lead-based hazard notifications
  • Nonrenewal of month-to-month tenancy
  • Not sufficient funds letter
  • Rejection of rental application
  • Renewal of lease
  • Repair request
  • Security deposit deductions
  • Sublet agreement
  • Termination of tenancy by mutual agreement
If you ever forget where to find these, just head to our Landlord/Tenant legal topic page, or ask a librarian for help. Finally, for those harder-to-find commercial lease forms, check our Commercial Lease research guide for a list of books in our library which have information and sample forms about commercial leases. 

September 26, 2019

Badgerlink databases temporarily unavailable

Badgerlink databases, such as Academic Search Premier and Newspaper Source Plus, will be unavailable from September 27-30, 2019 for system maintenance and upgrades.

Please ask a librarian if you need help with research. Call us at 608-267-9696 or email us at wsll.ref@wicourts.gov.

September 5, 2019

WSLL @ Your Service September 2019

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

In this issue: 

Read it online with your library card 

Did you know you can access HeinOnline, LLMC Digital, and Index to Legal Periodicals outside one of our libraries, for free? You just need our library card.

Leave Your Card at Home

September is Library Card Sign-up Month and while we love our library cards, it's not always convenient to carry them around. You can take a photo of your card and store it in your phone for easy access.

New Books

Our featured titles this month are What Are My Rights? Q & A About Teens and the Law and Handbook on Household Hazardous Waste. Our September new book list is also included.

Tech Tip 

Link rot. It's an apt name for a serious and annoying problem. Link rot is when an online link no longer leads to the information being cited.

Library News 

Read library staff news, find opportunities to listen to us speak, and see a list of upcoming CLE class opportunities.

September Snapshot 

Julie Robinson gave a lunchtime presentation to Sauk County Bar Association members in picturesque Baraboo. Afterwards, she stopped by the next-door Circus World for some photos.

Read the September issue of WSLL @ Your Service now!

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