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Sports Betting and the Impact on Colleges and Universities

On May 28, 2019 by Schnader in Criminal Defense

Colleges and universities are faced with a myriad of complex issues in light of recent developments in the sports betting industry. These developments include the Supreme Court’s decision in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, regulatory guidance issued by the Department of Justice about the Wire Act, and state regulations allowing expansion of sports betting in casinos and on the internet.

Sports betting presents schools with challenges involving institutional integrity concerns, legal compliance, potential violations, privacy and data issues affecting athletes, intellectual property and licensing rights, and much more. Colleges and universities may want to consider updating their policies, procedures, and systems for handling these various issues, including training, compliance, internal investigations, and crisis response plans.

The following client alerts by Schnader provide practical information for schools, businesses, and other organizations facing issues related to sports betting:

Schnader’s experienced attorneys offer a full range of services related to these various issues. Our services include:

  • Assessing the application of state and federal laws
  • Drafting and reviewing policies and procedures
  • Developing compliance plans and protocols
  • Constructing and presenting training modules
  • Reviewing and structuring contracts
  • Policing and protecting privacy and intellectual property issues
  • Conducting or supporting internal investigations