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Bookmaker gives $50K from copyright suit to writing class

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A bookmaker that accused a rival of copying its sports betting guide almost word-for-word is getting in a sarcastic jab by donating part of a lawsuit settlement to a New Jersey college — for creative writing courses.

William Hill settled a lawsuit in January it had brought against rival bookmaker FanDuel that alleged FanDuel had copied William Hill’s own betting guide.

On Thursday, William Hill will donate $50,000 to Rutgers University-Newark’s master of fine arts program in creative writing.

William Hill, FanDuel and DraftKings are among the major players vying for dominance in New Jersey’s rapidly growing sports betting market.

Wayne Parry, The Associated Press