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The Antitrust Perils of Sports Data For U.S. Sports Leagues

BY | April 28, 2020

Sports data account for only a small percentage of the revenue generated by U.S. sports leagues. However, as states legalize sports betting, the demand for such data is expected to…

Sports data account for only a small percentage of the revenue generated by U.S. sports leagues. However, as states legalize sports betting, the demand for such data is expected to grow. How leagues choose to meet this demand may raise antitrust issues under both Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act. Two data-related theories of harm concern the collective sale of data at the league level and the leveraging of monopoly power over the market for league games to the market for data generated by or

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