Sports Betting USA

WHEN: 10:30 to 12:30 (GMT) - Wednesday, 8 February 2017
WHERE: South Gallery Room 11 & 12​, ExCeL London
COST: FREE to Attend - Register Today

While two years ago no one talked about, or believed in, regulated sports betting, the momentum is now only building up with efforts on both the state level (ground-breaking challenge in NJ now being supported by other states, including Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia), federal (Rep. Frank Pallone announced his plans to look into sports betting laws), NBA’s announcement that it favoured federal legislation (other leagues are rumoured to be changing their positions too) and AGA’s concerted effort over the last year to educate law-makers on the illegal sports betting and need for regulatory change. Most state sports betting will become allowed beyond Las Vegas over the next five years.

This ICE briefing will provide an overview of the current battle, on various levels, for legalised sports betting in the USA, present opportunities and challenges on the road to regulation and attempt to predict timelines for change.

11.00 – 12.30 Regulated Sports Betting in the USA: What will it take - and what will it look like?

Across the board, global stakeholders in sports and gaming are taking their stance on the future scenarios of a regulated Sports Betting industry in the USA.

With potential full federal legalisation, gaming industry players are already making aggressive moves to acquire market share, with technology giants even submitting patent applications and preparing sport book platforms. So with the sports betting scenario becoming more likely every day, how can the United States gaming sector ensure that they are ready with the infrastructure, brands and partnerships?

This seminar panel will discuss the following questions:

  • Current state of play in the US gaming sector - who is lobbying for what?
  • Predicting the congressional path ahead, how will potential federal and state regulation support the gaming sector?
  • How will the Trump administration influence timelines and political structure?
  • Will the sports leagues continue to emerge as supporters and, if so, in what way?
  • What will regulated sports betting mean to the different gaming channels in the US, including online, horse racing, DFS and casinos/Tribal casinos?
  • Focus on mature sports betting markets (e.g. Europe) - what can the US learn from the legal environment, mobile proliferation and in-play sports wagering?

Moderator: Daniel Wallach, Shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff

Speaker: Daniel Kustelski, Chief Operating Officer, WatchandWager 

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