Has the TN Sports Betting Authority approved the resolution of the lawsuit?
A Wednesday Meetings that were not guaranteed to address TN sports betting topics resulted in unexpected litigation resolution.
The Tennessee Education LotteryThe meeting of the Board of Directors finally dealt with the topics of its Board meeting on that day. This included a meeting with an external TEL lawyer on the subject of “pending litigation” for each chairperson Susan Lanigan::
“The other was to get advice and advice from our outside attorney on pending litigation. All the board members were there for that, we could put any questions to the lawyer and listen to their advice.
“So what I’m going to ask now is a motion to have this pending lawsuit resolved as mandated by a lawyer this morning – a lawsuit pending in Davison County. Can I get an application for this? “
Is TN Sports Betting Litigation With Action?
The only known pending TN sports betting litigation in which TEL is involved Davison County To care Action 24/7. This is the injunction issued against TEL around the clock when the Board of Directors suspended its license in March.
The board of directors apparently voted unanimously, although the telephone sessions of the TEL are known to be difficult to hear. An open microphone could be heard joking about the board and holding a “roll call” with three board members on the phone.
An unidentified male board member weighed in when Lanigan asked for comments prior to voting:
“I believe it is in the organization’s interest to bring the litigation to a close.”
Lanigan added that she also supported the motion before voting.
Action 24/7 CEO even in the dark
Tina Hodges, CEO of Action 24/7, told LSR that she had also heard of the approved resolution to the call. Her team didn’t yet know what that meant, she added.
TEL spokesman Dave Smith failed to resolve the dispute after several requests for comments.
Shortly before, TEL suspended the Action 24/7 license March madness. The first-time sports betting provider has reported itself 23 Cases of debit card fraud lasting more than a week.
This resulted in Lanigan suspending the action around the clock on the day the TEL first learned of the problems March 18. The full board voted to maintain Lanigan’s suspension the following day.
Action 24/7 quickly requests an injunction. An injunction was eventually issued for two main reasons: The court ruled that the action would suffer “immediate and irreparable damage” around the clock, and TEL was not following due process.
Five TN sports betting applications are still pending
The TEL has four sports betting applications that are currently under review.
A fifth, CEO Rebecca Hargrove said, was delivered via multiple boxes Tuesday evening.
There are currently seven sports betting providers in Tennessee who have recently passed away $ 1 billion under control in the first six months.
Lanigan is leaving TEL
Lanigan also announced her resignation from her position, which was about to end June 2024.
Will Carver and John Crosslin were approved as chair or vice chair after Lanigan nominated them.
This isn’t particularly important to sports betting in Tennessee in the long run. Governor Bill Lee is expected to sign SB 588 in the law that will put them Advisory Committee on Sports Betting responsible for betting regulation instead of the TEL.