Jeff Ifrah

Adjunct Professor
Advanced Regulation of Sports Betting
Jeff Ifrah

Jeff Ifrah is Founding Member of Ifrah Law PLLC in Washington, DC. Jeff and his team represent many of the largest gaming companies around the world and have been at the center of most of the important court cases in the sports betting and online gaming industries, including filing suit against the U.S. DOJ in regards to their January 14, 2019 opinion on the Wire Act; in Murphy vs. NCAA, where the firm submitted an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court arguing that sports betting was an issue of states’ rights; and the historic agreement with the Department of Justice on behalf of clients Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars, which paved the way for legal online gaming in the United States. Ifrah Law has been instrumental in the creation of legislative and regulatory frameworks in the states which currently permit online gaming and advises other jurisdictions considering similar legislation. 

Of special note in the gaming community is Jeff's seminal role in the founding of the iDevelopment and Economic Association (iDEA Growth), a nonprofit association whose mission is to grow jobs and expand online gaming business in the U.S. through advocacy and education. Jeff serves on the editorial board of Online Gambling Lawyer and the UNLV Gaming Law Journal and is a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL). He is recognized in Chambers USA as one of America’s leading lawyers for Gaming & Licensing in the United States. According to Chambers, “Jeff Ifrah of Ifrah Law is noted for his sophisticated gaming and licensing practice that emphasizes novel areas of the sector (like) cryptocurrency issues, internet sports betting and social media integration, among other matters."