Online: Regulating Sports Gaming Data


Jan. 19, 2021, 9am to 11am

Office/Remote Location

Online Event via Webex
A Race and Sports Book


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.

Education Partners

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.



Admission Information

This program is open to anyone including legislators, regulators, sports book operators, casino general managers, compliance and audit personnel and anyone working in the sports betting ecosystem who wants to learn about the regulation of sports gaming data.

Additional Details

1. In the event a course is canceled, registrants will be notified as soon as possible and receive a full refund of their registration fee.

2. A service fee of Twenty Percent (20%) will apply to all participant initiated cancellations received three or less days prior to the event.

3. All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing. Refunds granted for credit card charges will be credited to the original account charged. No refunds will be given in the event of “No Shows.” Refunds may take up to 3 weeks for processing.

For additional questions, please contact Craig Ferreira, Operations and Marketing Manager, International Center for Gaming Regulation: or 702-895-2445.

Contact Information

UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation
Craig Ferreira

External Sponsor

The International Center for Gaming Regulation is one of three research centers within the International Gaming Institute, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Center's mission is to promote research and learning in the areas of gaming regulation in jurisdictions around the world.