Friday, August 24, 2018 | Room 544 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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The recent United States Supreme Court case, Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, allowed states to legalize sports betting. Sports betting is expected to be a billion dollar industry and big business for media and data companies. What does this mean for the State of Arizona and the future of gaming? How does this affect Arizona’s Indian gaming compacts? Learn what industry leaders are considering in the light of this new law. This program will be of interest to anyone interested in sports and the gaming laws in Arizona.


1:00 – 2:00 History of sports betting and the Case

This hour will give an overview of the history of sports betting in the United States, an explanation of the tribal gaming compacts in Arizona, and a discussion of the new US Supreme Court case and what this case means for gaming in Arizona.

2:00 – 3:00 The Economics of Sports Betting

This hour will review the demographics of sports bettors, as well as potential economic and financial estimates that might be possible if sports betting is legalized in Arizona.

3:00 – 4:00 Sports Betting – What are the next steps in the development of regulation

In this hour, with the Supreme Court ruling paving the way for States and Tribes to consider offering Sports Betting within their jurisdictions, we will look at the development of regulation that prevents infiltration from organized crime, cheats, scams, illegal and underage wagering. This includes a review of existing regulations, various developments in the gaming industry, and what may need to be drafted/implemented on policy, which may include information technology.

Steve Hart will present from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Richard Wells will present from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Les Stanley will present from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each presenter will present for 50 minutes approximately and allow no more than 10 minutes for Q&A.

“Steve Hart leads the Tribal Affairs group at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie. His practice focuses on Indian Law, Gaming Law and Corporate and Government Relations. Steve represents Tribes and Tribal Gaming Commissions throughout the Western United States. He also represents corporations and other business entities in their efforts to shape and comply with government regulations.”

The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 6.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 1.0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.