Examining the Future of Sports Gambling

“The Future of Sports Gambling in the U.S.” was a highly anticipated and hugely informational event hosted by Sportradar and Revolution at the Russell Senate Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The event convened government officials, legal professionals, league representatives, and sports industry experts to discuss the impact the Supreme Court’s decision on Christie vs. NCAA will have on the sports landscape. Stakeholders gained a better understanding of the appropriate risks and safeguards that will need to be implemented, what legal enforcement could look like, and how the integrity of sport can be protected using technology.

Insightful discussion was provided by range of though leaders including, Ted Leonsis of Monumental Sports, US Representatives Frank Pallone, Jr and Rep. Josh Gottheimer, and league representatives from FIFA, NBA and the AFL.

A detailed summary of the event can be found here, while video of the individual panels are posted below.


Opening Remarks

Bijan Khezri – US Advisory Board Chairman, Sportradar
Ted Leonsis – Majority Owner and CEO, Monumental Sports

Congressional Remarks

Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr – US Representative, New Jersey
Rep. Josh Gottheimer – US Representative, New Jersey

Panel: Analysis and Impact of Christie v. NCAA

Andrew Brandt – Director, Moorad Center for Sports Law
Kevin Braig – Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kentrick LLP
Daniel Wallach – Gaming and Sport Law Attorney, Becker & Polilakoff, PA

Panel: Sports Leagues and Regulated Betting

David Purdum – Journalist, ESPN

Dan Spillane – Sr VP and Assistant General Counsel, NBA
Jason Robins – CEO, DraftKings
Andrew Brandt – Executive Director, Moorad Center for Sports Law

Panel: Safeguarding the Integrity of Sport

Ron Klain – Executive VP & General Counsel, Revolution

Jim Hood – Attorney General, Mississippi
Oliver Jaberg – Director of Integrity and Institutional Legal, FIFA
Scott Butera – Commissioner, Arena Football League
Dr. Laila Mintas – US Deputy President, Sportradar