What does sports wagering data mean to operators and regulators? What are the legislative, policy & operational issues at stake?
There are at least three reasons why data play a critical role in the sports gaming industry:
“First, data are used to determine the outcome of wagers, including real-time bets that are made and graded almost instantaneously.
Second, data are analyzed for statistical fingerprints indicative of possible integrity issues about the underlying sporting event and the tethered gambling markets.
Third, the extent to which sports betting data are available raises a host of complex legal matters.”
In the United States, federal and state efforts to legislate in the area of sports gaming data create various statutory and constitutional issues. Likewise, competition law and property rights (if any) in Europe, Australia, and beyond could be implicated if lawmakers or industry players move to commercially consolidate data access and sales in the sports gaming space. This program will analyze whether regulatory scrutiny could attach to efforts bent on monetizing or restricting the news and information used in sports gaming.
This program will identify policy matters around sports gaming data, look at the industry side and include a Q & A session.
Ryan Rodenberg is an associate professor with the Department of Sport Management at Florida State University. Prior to academia, he worked as an associate attorney at Keller Rohrback LLP and assistant general counsel at Octagon. His recent scholarship has been published in a variety of law reviews and quantitative journals. He serves on four journal editorial boards. Rodenberg's non-academic writing has been published in ESPN, The Atlantic, Sports Illustrated, and Vice Sports. In 2016, he testified before Congress on sports betting issues and filed a U.S. Supreme Court cert stage amicus brief in the New Jersey sports wagering litigation. He earned a J.D. from the University of Washington-Seattle and a Ph.D. from Indiana University-Bloomington.
Joe Bertolone is the Executive Director of the UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation and his experience spans over 20 years in the gaming industry with very diverse roles. His gaming manufacturing roles include serving as the President, North America for global slot machine manufacturer Ainsworth Game Technology and as President & CEO of DEQ Systems, a global, publicly traded provider of table games progressives and content. As an industry operator, Mr. Bertolone was the Director of Operations for William Hill US, one of the worlds largest sports wagering companies, where he helped to build the company’s early Nevada retail and mobile operations. As an industry regulator, he served as the Chief of the Technology and Administration Divisions at the Nevada Gaming Control Board during expansion and technological change in the industry.