The liberalisation of the US sports betting market has seen the University of New Hampshire School of Law (UNH Law) partner with global sports data, insights and software provider Sportradar, to offer the first-ever professional certificate in sports wagering and integrity.
Updating the market, Sportradar will assist UNH Law in developing its multifaceted law program covering sports betting and integrity amid the changing US and global business and regulatory landscape.
“Given the recent changes in policy around sports wagering, it’s more important than ever that lawyers, professionals and students related to the field understand the regulatory and business environment,” said Megan Carpenter, Dean, UNH Law.
UNH Law a US Top 100 law school, will seek to deliver its wagering and integrity program by early 2019
“This certificate is part of our commitment to provide relevant, career-enhancing education to those in the legal fields, as well as other professionals seeking expertise in specific fields,” Carpenter added. “The program enables students to benefit from the collective expertise and knowledge of leaders from UNH Law and Sportradar, and I’m confident will serve as a valuable resource.”
Sportradar is set to assist UNH Law, by offering its technology and data services which monitor US sports and wagering. Furthermore, the technology group will assist students on integrity matters, such as identifying match-fixing and establishing protocols for sports corruption enforcement.
“As the global leader in safeguarding sports integrity, Sportradar is proud to help pioneer this very important and first-of-its-kind program,” said Dr Laila Mintas, the Deputy President of Sportradar US and one of the lead instructors.
“It will help participants get educated and better prepared to participate in a total new industry and to understand not only the challenges that lie ahead but also the opportunities available in the fast-developing sports betting market in the US.”
The idea of leading US industry attorney Daniel Wallach (Partner at Becker & Poliakoff),the Sports Wagering and Integrity program is designed for working professionals, including practising lawyers, gaming industry professionals, sports industry professionals, lawmakers and regulators, and anyone interested in a career in sports gaming.
“The certificate program will be a pioneer in the transforming subject of sports and wagering integrity in the United States,” said Wallach.
“The paramount consideration in any future regulatory and legal framework should be on protecting the ‘integrity’ of the sporting events and ensuring that they remain free of match-fixing and other corruptive influences. This program will provide participants with the tools for understanding how the legal and integrity issues intersect.