The William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas will join with sports betting giant Entain to develop a course on iGaming law. The virtual program will begin March 1.
The Gaming Law Executive Program covers gaming law and regulation and is open to operators, regulators, lawyers and others in the gaming industry.
“We took notice of the demand, and ultimately decided we could provide an academic source of information for the demand that’s out there in the industry,” said Anthony Cabot, a distinguished fellow in gaming law at the Boyd School.
The first four classes are as follows:
- Introduction to Gaming Law & Regulation, with Cabot
- Casino Operations & the Law, with William Buffalo, former Pinnacle Entertainment vice president and legal counsel
- Introduction to Indian Gaming Law, with Kathryn Rand and Steven Light, co-directors of the Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy at the University of North Dakota
- Player Accountability & Corporate Social Responsibility in Gaming Law, with Alan Feldman, distinguished fellow in responsible gaming, UNLV’s International Gaming Institute and Dayvid Figler, a Las Vegas-based attorney and noted expert on criminal justice and gaming
The classes will pinpoint “what is common and what is different between jurisdictions,” Cabot said. “Hopefully when (participant) go back to their jurisdictions, they’ll bring with them the potential for best practices in responsible gambling, licensing, internal controls, technical standards and other areas.”
There will be a special emphasis on sports betting. “Regulators in lot of states that have never regulated gambling before are now regulating sports wagering, and their knowledge base is in many cases deficient,” said Cabot. “There really has to be something that fills the void and gives them the knowledge to successfully regulate within their jurisdiction.”
For more information, go to law.unlv.edu/gaming-law/executive-education.