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Local Sports Law Association member talks Supreme Court ruling and future of Michigan sports betting

The Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The 1992 law barred state-authorized sports gambling with some exceptions. How does the ruling affect Michigan sports betting? WGVU spoke with a local attorney specializing in the field. “You know this case potentially opens a huge can of worms.” Michael Huff is an attorney with Grand Rapids-based law firm Mika Meyers. He is currently a member of the Sports Law Association. “We’re going to see a lot of states...

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Memorial Day is less than two weeks away.  It of course kicks off the start of summer.  After enduring a wicked winter, Michiganders will start the season by traveling in record numbers.  That from AAA Michigan officials

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The Supreme Court has struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. How could the ruling impact the future Michigan sports betting?

WGVU spoke with Michael Huff an attorney with Grand Rapids-based law firm Mika Meyers where he specializes in corporate and real estate with an interest in sports law. Huff is currently a member of the Sports Law Association which he tells us is a national organization for lawyers who practice in the area of sports law. We begin our conversation with Huff’s intrigue with professional sports, sports wagering and the law.

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