Bloomberg Law
March 12, 2019, 10:00 AM

Casinos New to March Madness Under Gun to Protect Gamblers’ Data

Daniel R. Stoller
Daniel R. Stoller
Senior Legal Editor

Casinos and sportsbooks tapping, for the first time, what used to be an illegal multibillion-dollar betting market for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament run the risk of violating state privacy and data-security laws if their systems are compromised by cybercriminals.

Operators are likely to see millions in enforcement fines if they can’t adequately protect bettors’ data or don’t notify users soon after any breach, privacy and gaming attorneys said.

Sportsbooks and casinos have to deal “with a patchwork of state regulations” that can make compliance burdensome, said David O. Klein, managing partner at Klein Moynihan Turco LLP in New York ...

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