Sports Wagering (LAW) (LSW)

LSW 905 - Intro to US Sports Betting Law and Regulation

Credits: 3

This introductory course instructs on the key laws, regulations and policies that govern sports betting and gaming in the United States. To that end, students learn 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 include: the rise and fall of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA); applications of the federal Wire Act and the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act; the interplay between tribal compacts and sports wagering; variations of states' gaming laws; intellectual property and privacy issues stemming from real-time data in sports betting; the legality of fantasy sports and daily fantasy sports; strategic guidance on possible regulatory controversies in a post-PASPA world; and other topics of importance to industry actors. Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. This course may be taken for an S/U grade.