The inaugural multi-semester law school program on sports betting, created by Sportradar and the University of New Hampshire, is scheduled for launch on January 22. It begins with two courses: Introduction to US Sports Betting Law and Regulation and Safeguarding Sport Integrity and Advanced Integrity Monitoring. A further session in the spring will cover the Advanced Regulation of Sports Betting, Sports Betting Operations and Global Regulation of Sports Betting.

Well known sports betting and gaming attorney Dan Wallach, who was instrumental in the creation of the initiative, said: “The goal of the program as a whole is to draw upon a broad cross-section of perspectives and experiences. For this reason, the integrity course led by Dr Laila Mintas will feature the perspectives of all relevant stakeholders, including betting operators, the sports leagues, the players’ unions, third party technology providers, law enforcement, and so on.”

The program, which is open to working professionals, law students, and anyone with an interest in pursuing a career in the sports gaming industry will be taught by leading attorneys, regulators and compliance professionals in sports wagering and integrity. It will explore how the current environment protects the integrity of sporting events, safeguards the privacy and rights of consumers and impacts the interests of professional sports leagues, the NCAA, the gaming industry and governmental entities.

The certificate aims to educate students on the legal and regulatory considerations surrounding the sports betting environment, with an emphasis on monitoring, the regulatory oversight of wagers from integrity and compliance perspectives.