David Vinturella

Instructor, Intercollegiate and Professional Sport Management Program
Expertise: Sports betting, Sports marketing, advertising, sponsorship, and fundraising


David Vinturella, a part-time instructor with the UNLV College of Education’s sport management program, developed and taught the university’s first ever semester-long course in sports betting.

Vinturella's background includes working in marketing, sales, managerial, and leadership roles at various sports, entertainment, and casino sportsbook entities, including Caesars Sportsbook and the Harlem Globetrotters.

His expertise has been featured in outlets including Vox, The National Desk, and NBC Los Angeles.


  • Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Studies, Sports Marketing and Analytic, University of Alabama
  • M.S., Sports Administration, Georgia State University
  • B.A., Communications & Business, Spring Hill College

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David Vinturella In The News

N.B.C. News
Shohei Ohtani wearing a Dodger uniform for the Dodger Stadium debut is a headline in itself. But no matter how much Ohtani tried to clear the air and his name during a news conference, Thursday's home opener would not come without questions about what happened off the field.
The National Desk
March Madness could be very good for state coffers. Sports betting has seen explosive growth in the nearly six years since the Supreme Court cleared the way for any state to legalize wagering. Now, 38 states and the District of Columbia allow some form of legal sports betting, with six more states eyeing the move.
WCBS 880
David Vinturella, professor with the UNLV College of Education’s Sport Management Program, joined Drive Time with Michael Wallace to talk about how sportsbooks can void bets and not pay out winnings.
Buried in the gambling expansion bill is a provision that might give Alabama the chance to expand Medicaid. But no one seems to want to discuss it.

Articles Featuring David Vinturella

a UNLV football helmet placed on the turf with an Allegiant Stadium sign and empty bleachers visible in the background
Campus News | January 31, 2024

As the nation's most-watched sports entertainment event rolls into town, UNLV researchers are available to provide expertise.