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Contracts And Poker: Regulating Your Appearance

by Scott J. Burnham |  Published: Feb 12, 2020

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In previous columns, I have been analyzing the Participant Release and Confidentiality Form that players are required to sign when entering a World Series of Poker event, including WSOP Circuit events and other events not played during the summer series at the Rio. Let’s continue the discussion, noting again that none of the following constitutes legal advice, and if you have a question about an agreement you have made, you should consult a lawyer. Paragraph 4 has the heading “FCC Regulations.” We’ll get back to the significance of that heading in a moment. But first, let’s try to read it. The first sentence states: During Player’s appearance at and participation in the WSOP Events, Player agrees to dress as directed by CIE and adhere to CIE’s restrictions on the use of headphones, clothing and any other items containing endorsements of any kind. Player agrees that CIE shall have the sole ...


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