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The Right to Protection of the Vulnerable

Since unveiling the Bill of Rights earlier this week, thousands of American sports fans have shown their support by signing our petition below. Let’s break down the fourth right for all fans --The Right to Protection of the Vulnerable. Continue reading

The Right to Self-Exclude

Several states are rushing to legalize sports betting for the influx of state tax revenue. Some states are even considering holding a special session to attend to the issue. However, the lack of time spent to address the harms of sports betting is putting consumers at risk. Continue reading

The Right to Data Privacy and Security

The creation of the Sports Bettors’ Bill of Rights draws light upon the lack of consumer protections included in sports betting state legislation since the Supreme Court decision to repeal PASPA. Notably, the states neglect to include strong data privacy provisions which are top-of-mind to many consumers including sports fans. Continue reading

The Right to Integrity and Transparency

States must protect consumers to earn the tax revenues promised by the legalization of sports betting. Without protections, bettors have no incentive to leave the black market and participate in the legitimate market. That is why SFC has created the Sports Bettors’ Bill of Rights. Continue reading

Lip service or reform? You decide.

Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security assembled to question the progress made by Michigan State University, the U.S. Olympic Committee, and USA Gymnastics in regard to the sexual assault scandals. Continue reading

Protect Yourself from Sports Betting Harms

In the post-PASPA era industry and consumer advocates have been clamoring to pass sports betting legislation in the states. As of now, ten states have passed sports betting. Sports fans love to bet on their favorite teams. However, SFC worries about this wave of legislation. In an effort for quick cash, states are ignoring valuable consumer protections that would allow the legitimate market to better compete with the black market. Continue reading

Sports Fans Coalition's Letter to Tribune Board of Directors

Today, Brian Hess along with Gene Kimmelman, President, Public Knowledge; Gigi Sohn, Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Technology Law and Policy, Georgetown University Law Center; and Andrew Schwartzman, Benton Senior Counselor, Institute for Public Representation, Georgetown University Law Center sent the below letter to the Tribune Media Board of Directors. The letter encourages the Board to immediately withdraw from the merger with Sinclair Broadcasting. You can view a PDF of the letter here.  Continue reading

DOJ catches Disney in Sports Mousetrap

Sports Fans Coalition has long argued that there is no bigger threat to fans than media consolidation. It's no secret that the vast majority of sports fans watch their games on TV so whenever we hear of a new media merger, we're immediately skeptical. Disney-Fox was no exception. Continue reading

Experts Gather in Washington to Protect Sports Fans

After the Supreme Court’s landmark decision ending the federal ban on sports betting, states across the country have rushed to pass sports betting legislation. However, in many of these states, consumer protections have been ignored. Especially protections that would protect the integrity of the games, guard against fraud, and provide resources for problem gamblers. Continue reading

SFC Joined the Capitals' Parade

Five days after winning the Stanley Cup and 44 years in the making, the Washington Capitals paraded down Constitution Ave arriving at the Mall for a celebratory rally. The Mall was filled with a sea of red jerseys and t-shirts worn by people of all ages. Of course, Sports Fans Coalition joined in the festivities.  Continue reading