Understanding Sports Betting - September 2017


Sep. 20, 2017 - Sep. 21, 2017, 8:30am to 3pm

Office/Remote Location

Classroom #220
Man looks at a sports book


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.

A 2-day intensive program covering the basics of sports betting from the International Center for Gaming Regulation in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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.

Program Curriculum

Day 1: Overview of Sports Wagering
(Wed., Sept. 20)

  • 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

Day 2: Sports Wagering in Operation (Thur., Sept. 21)

  • Risk Management and Layoff Wagering
  • The Impact of Off-Shore Sports Wagering & Technology
  • Sports Integrity Issues
  • Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS)
  • Compliance Issues
  • Visit to a Las Vegas Sports Book

Program Instructors:
Jennifer Roberts, associate director, UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation.
Greg Gemignani, attorney, Dickinson Wright, PLLC & Adjunct Faculty, UNLV Boyd School of Law

Program Dates:
September 20-21, (Wed. & Thurs.)

Program Times:
Day 1 - 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Day 2 - 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Enrollment Fees: $925
Includes all program materials, light continental breakfasts, lunches and a visit to a local sports book.

Admission Information

Who can attend this program?
This program has been developed specifically for state regulators, legislators, policy makers, gaming attorneys, and tribal & state government officials. It is also open to any professionals with an interest in learning more the laws, regulations and operations behind sports betting.

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.

Contact Information

International Center for Gaming Regulation
Robert Horgan

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.