Understanding Sports Betting


Apr. 6, 2017, 8:30am to Apr. 7, 2017, 3pm

Office/Remote Location

#333 - Executive Board Room


In recent months, the legalization of sports betting has been on the minds of many jurisdictions. A number of states have passed resolutions or legislation calling for the right to develop sports betting and even NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has urged Congress to adopt a federal framework allowing states to authorize betting on professional sports.

Learn from experts in the only state legally permitted to operate full-scale sports wagering. This program has been developed for legislators, policy makers, tribal and state government officials, and gaming regulators who need tactical learning to prepare for future opportunities in sports betting. A 1.5-day intensive program covering the basics of sports betting from the International Center for Gaming Regulation in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Program Curriculum

Day 1: Overview of Sports Wagering (Thur., April 6, 2017)

  • History of Sports Wagering
  • Sports Wagering in America
  • Federal Sports Wagering Laws
  • Types of Sports Wagers
  • Sports Wagering Participants
  • How Nevada Does Sports Wagering
  • Account Wagering
  • Visit to a Las Vegas Sports Book

Day 2: Sports Wagering in Operation (Fri., April 7, 2017)

  • Risk Management and Layoff Wagering
  • The Impact of Off-Shore Sports Wagering & Technology
  • Sports Integrity Issues
  • Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS)
  • Compliance Issues

Program Dates:
April 6-7, 2017 (Thurs. & Fri.)

Program Times:
Day 1 - 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Day 2 - 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Program Enrollment: Limited to 15 participants.

What is included in the registration fee?

The fee includes all classroom materials and a certificate of completion from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. A light continental breakfast, lunch each day, and a visit to a Las Vegas sports book will also be provided. All other expenses, including airfare, ground transportation, evening meals and incidentals are the responsibility of the participant.

Is transportation or parking available?

We encourage participants to arrive either by taxi, Uber or Lyft. However, parking passes can be reserved for a limited number of spaces on the UNLV campus.

What is the attire for the program?

The attire is business casual.

What is the refund policy?

  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. The International Center for Gaming Regulation is not responsible for any travel and related expenses or other expenses incurred by any participant due to a course cancelation.
  2. A service fee of Twenty Percent (20%) will apply to all participant initiated cancelations received three (3) weeks prior to the event.
  3. A service fee of Fifty Percent (50%) will apply to all participant initiated cancelations received two (2) weeks (14 days or less) prior to the event. In the event you need to cancel, you may substitute another person to attend in your place.  However, you will need to inform us in writing no later than two (2) business days prior to the start of the event.
  4. All cancelations 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 4 weeks for processing.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For additional questions, please contact Robert Horgan, operations director, International Center for Gaming Regulation: robert.horgan@unlv.edu or 702-895-2445


Enrollment Fees: $925

  • Includes all program materials, light continental breakfasts, lunches and a visit to a local sports book.

Admission Information

This program has been developed for legislators, policy makers, tribal and state government officials, or gaming regulators. Representatives from the gaming industry or the general public are also welcome to participate.

Contact Information

International Center for Gaming Regulation
Robert Horgan

Event 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 (UNLV). The Center's mission is to promote research and learning in the areas of gaming regulation in jurisdictions around the world.