David Vs. Goliath: BetMGM Picks a Fight with Tennessee Owned and Operated Action 24/7 Over Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler Ad

An attorney for the Las Vegas-based BetMGM sportsbook company has claimed trademark infringement against its Tennessee-based competitor Action 24/7 because of two advertisements that Memphis wrestler Jerry Lawler tweeted this week. The Jerry Lawler ad prompted Las Vegas-based attorney Lindsey A. Williams to send a cease and desist letter to Action 24/7.

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Sports Betting Projected to Net Millions in Tax Revenue for Tennessee

Sports fans in Tennessee placed the first legal sports bets in the state this week, as sports wagering became legal Sunday.

Sports wagering is estimated to generate up to $4.5 billion in revenue each year, according to a study by Oxford Economics. The state will collect about 20 percent of that revenue – the second-highest tax rate on sports betting in the country – to support scholarships in the state.

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