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Legal Sports Betting and the Integrity of Athletic Competition

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The program will explore the post-Murphy world of legalized sports gambling in the U.S. in terms of what states who have authorized sports betting are doing or not doing to protect the integrity of the underlying athletic competitions. The program will also examine the official gambling policies of U.S. sports governing bodies, including the major professional leagues, individual sports associations, and the NCAA, and the need for private investment in integrity monitoring, and education and training of sports participants about gambling-related integrity risks. Notably, the European experience with legal sports gambling and match-fixing scandals has revealed the value of both public criminal laws that specifically target game manipulation and private anti-corruption initiatives that prioritize game integrity. **Learning Objectives: Attorneys will - Understand the evolving statutory landscape as American states have legalized sports gambling (eight to date, and six more about to launch), and to what extent these new regulatory regimes address game integrity concerns. Compare and contrast the European approach to managing the risk that sports gambling presents to the integrity of athletic competition. Describe and distinguish among the official gambling policies of major U.S. professional sports leagues and associations, and their approaches to integrity risk management. Understand the integrity risks associated with various gambling-related behaviors and structural vulnerabilities of sports leagues and associations, including participant wagering on games, tipping of competitive information, manipulating competitions, and associating with gambling enterprises.

Available in States

  • California
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas Self Study

Program Categories

  • Administrative Law & Regulations
  • Business Law
  • Business Organizations & Contracts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Fantasy Sports Gaming
  • Federal Courts
  • Gaming
  • In-House Counsel
  • International Law
  • Sports Law
  • State, Local and Municipal Law
  • Tourism and Gaming
  • Trial Skills