Sports Wagering (LAW) (LSW)

LSW 905 - Intro to US Sports Betting Law and Regulation

Credits: 3

This introductory course will instruct on the key laws, regulations and policies that govern sports betting and gaming in the United States. To that end, we will offer insights on the most influential developments - including significant sports betting controversies, critical legislative efforts and instrumental court decisions - in this burgeoning area of law. Specific topics will include the rise an fall of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the potential application the federal Wire Act and the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act and related federal gaming laws, the interplay between tribal compacts and sports wagering, variations and differing impacts of states' gaming laws, intellectual property and privacy issues stemming from the use of real-time data in sports betting, the evolution and legality of fantasy sports and daily fantasy sports, strategic guidance on possible regulatory and legal controversies in a post-PASPA world, and many other topics of importance and relevance to persons in this industry.