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Seminar - US Sports Wagering market

The event will feature US speakers who have witnessed the pitfalls and successes of the earlier incursions by foreign operators into their market

9 February 2018, 9:00AM - 12:30PM, GMT

Date: Friday 9 February 2018

Time: 09.00 to 12.30

Location: Number 20 Grosvenor Street, W1K 4QJ

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The US is at a watershed moment in light of the potential of expanded legalization of sports wagering within the country. We invited a select group of operators to our clubhouse in Mayfair for a post-ICE seminar which aimed to equip operators interested in exploring these potential markets with an understanding of the realities of the US regulatory and legal systems.  The event featured US speakers who have witnessed the pitfalls and successes of the earlier incursions by foreign operators into their market, and close with a panel drawn from the KPMG global team to discuss the topics raised.


  • Richard Schuetz - former commissioner for the CalifornianGambling Control Commission, prior to which he served on the boards of Shuffle Master Gaming, the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino (as President & CEO), and Casino Publishing, as well as sitting on the International Advisory Board forthe Institute for the Study of Gambling & Commercial Gaming at theUniversity of Nevada.
  • George Rover - Managing Partner of Princeton Global Strategies, LLC (PGS) following his retirement after 26 years as a Deputy Attorney General and then an Assistant Attorney General with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, during which he handled some of the Division's most complex investigations and had direct oversight and responsibility of New Jersey's successful implementation of online gaming in November 2015.
  • Robert W. Stocker II - Managing member of Robert Stocker PLLC and a founding member and past president of the International Masters of Gaming Law; Chair of the American Bar Association annual program on gaming enforcement, the Gaming Law Minefield Conference; past Chair of the Gaming Law Committee of the American Bar Association; and a member of the Editorial Board of Gaming Law Review.


The Law 

  • Gambling and States’ Rights
  • The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act 
  • Christie v. NCAA
  • Potential Outcomes

Structure Potentials of the Industry

  • Brick & Mortar
  • Tribal
  • Betting Shops
  • Mobile
  • In-house
  • In-stateInternet
  • Risk Management

Gaming Regulation in the US

  • The Nevada Experience with Gaming Regulation (the first US gaming regulatory model)
  • Goals of Regulation
  • SuitabilityInternal Standards and Controls
  • Game Integrity
  • TaxationProtections for the Vulnerable
  • The role of the Lobbyist, the Legislator and the Regulator

The Proof of the Pudding – The New Jersey Experience

  • The Reality
  • Suitability
  • Internal Standards and Controls
  • Game IntegrityTaxation
  • Problem Solving
  • Details, Details, Details




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