Entain Foundation U.S. supports Seton Hall Law School Training of Legal & Regulatory Professionals for Sports-Betting and Gaming

Jay DossetterNews

9 September 2021

Entain Foundation U.S. supports Seton Hall Law School Training of Legal & Regulatory Professionals for Sports-Betting and Gaming

Registration open for 2nd annual training, Sept. 19-22, 2021

Legal, regulatory, compliance and business experts from around the world gather this month at Seton Hall Law School, New Jersey, for a second Sports Betting and Gaming Law, Compliance and Integrity Program, funded by the Entain Foundation U.S..

The program, known as the Seton Hall Bootcamp, will strengthen legal and compliance professionals specializing in sports betting and gaming as the industry continues to expand rapidly across the U.S.  The Entain Foundation is the not-for-profit arm of Entain, the global sports betting, gaming and interactive entertainment group operating through BetMGM, a joint venture between Entain and MGM Resorts International, in the U.S.

The Bootcamp program provides the most thorough regulatory and business overview for legal and compliance professionals working in the sports-betting and gaming sector in the U.S., also addressing competitive, regulatory, compliance, responsible gambling and integrity issues.

Scheduled for Sept. 19-22, 2021, the first event is a networking reception at Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey. All other sessions will be held at the Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey.

Much of the curriculum is geared toward gaming company executives, attorneys, regulators, compliance officers, and responsible gambling advocates, all of whom seek to expand their understanding of today’s complex gaming markets. The program will also cover state, provincial, tribal and national initiatives, state regulations, and responsible gambling. Expert speakers will also provide a broad overview of the business growth and competitive dynamics of the sports-betting and gaming industry in the U.S. and elsewhere.

The program is a unique opportunity for recent law graduates and other professionals looking to learn about, launch and develop careers in the gaming industry. Speakers include business executives, key government officials, in-house and external counsel, legal scholars, compliance officers, and prominent industry advisors.

Martin Lycka, Entain’s Senior Vice President for U.S. Regulatory Affairs and Responsible Gambling, Foundation Trustee, and a board member and panelist on the program, described it as a “pre-requisite for anyone working on legal, regulatory, compliance and responsible gambling issues in the U.S. and in other countries where legal sports betting and gaming initiatives are taking root or growing rapidly.”

“Knowledge, experience, expertise and integrity are needed to build and assure a robust and successful sports betting and gaming industry in the U.S. that delivers on its promise of safe and enjoyable entertainment,” Mr. Lycka added. “Seton Hall is a pioneer in this endeavor, and this year’s program will help to develop the best talent for the challenges ahead.”

Kathleen Boozang, Dean and Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School, invited professionals from every discipline to participate.  “With the Entain Foundation’s U.S. sponsorship, we are honored to host this 2nd Bootcamp second program for a broader spectrum of professionals, especially after the pandemic challenges of the past year.  Our legal faculty and speakers are the best in the business; every one of them is an expert in their field and many are executives from the world’s best-known operators and leading state agencies,” she said.

She continued, “This year’s Bootcamp program expands the scope of presentations beyond legal and regulatory issues to include business and strategic questions within the regulatory theme. And it’s a great opportunity for prospective gaming business professionals to meet the industry’s leaders, to learn more about career opportunities, and to launch their career trajectory—all in one place.” Boozang added, “Graduates are increasingly entering careers in the sports, gaming, hospitality and entertainment fields.  We want to be a resource for this important industry.”

William J. Pascrell III, international gambling regulatory expert and Bootcamp speaker, Partner at Princeton Public Affairs Group, Foundation Trustee and Seton Hall Law alumnus, underscored the value of this year’s Bootcamp.  “The evolution of legalized gambling across international, national, state, provincial and tribal jurisdictions is accelerating.  The Seton Hall Bootcamp program  is the best way to keep pace with this evolution and to prepare for even more growth in this dynamic industry.  Industry experts, professionals and potential applicants should not miss this opportunity.”

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Notes to Editors:

This intensive multi-day program for sports betting and gaming compliance and other professionals is designed to:

  • Enhance understanding of how to foster an ethical business culture
  • Expand knowledge of the history, structure, and future of the gaming industry
  • Teach key aspects of U.S. and E.U. gaming regulatory frameworks
  • Share specific tools and best practices to prevent, detect, and mitigate corruption and fraud in gaming
  • Develop the ability to identify, scrutinize, and address behaviors that may be unlawful or unethical
  • Explore techniques and best practices for addressing gambling addiction and promoting responsible gambling
  • Promote best practices for ensuring sports integrity
  • Further professional growth of gaming compliance officers and compliance as a profession
  • Facilitate mentorship and networking

Registration is now open for prospective participants working, or planning to work, in the gaming industry, at https://law.shu.edu/Compliance/bootcamp/index.cfm.  Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits are available for New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 

About Seton Hall University School of Law  
Founded in 1951 and located in Newark, N.J., Seton Hall University School of Law is New Jersey’s only private law school and a leading Catholic law school in the New York metropolitan area. Seton Hall Law is dedicated to preparing students for the multiplicity of pathways open to professionals with a legal education in a world transformed by technology. The Law School also offers a robust selection of online and live compliance programs in privacy, cybersecurity, financial services, and health & life sciences for law and graduate students, as well as mid-career professionals.  

About the Entain Foundation U.S.
The Entain Foundation U.S. is a first-of-its-kind non-profit organization dedicated to promoting responsible gambling, sports integrity and corporate compliance in the U.S.  The Foundation was launched in 2019 by the Entain Global Foundation and the Entain Group.

Trustees of the Entain Foundation US include Entain’s Martin Lycka, former New York Giants wide receiver and Super Bowl Champion Amani Toomer and international gambling regulatory expert Bill Pascrell III, a partner at Princeton Public Affairs Group. The Entain Foundation US also sponsors a variety of information and education programs on problem gambling for professional athletes, collegiate athletes, coaches and teams at 40 U.S colleges and universities and several associated leagues.  Globally, the Entain Foundation has committed more than $100 million to responsible gambling programs over the next five years. https://entainfoundation-us.com/

About Entain plc 
Entain plc (LSE: ENT) is a FTSE100 company and is one of the world’s largest sports-betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. The Group owns a comprehensive portfolio of established brands; Sports Brands include bwin, Bet.pt, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes, Neds and Sportingbet; Gaming Brands include CasinoClub, Foxy Bingo, Gala, Gioco Digitale, Ninja Casino, Optibet, partypoker and PartyCasino. The Group owns proprietary technology across all its core product verticals and in addition to its B2C operations provides services to a number of third-party customers on a B2B basis.

The Group has a joint-venture with MGM Resorts International creating a leader, BetMGM, in sports betting and iGaming in the US. Entain provides the technology which powers BetMGM and exclusive games and products, specially developed at its in-house gaming studios. The Group is tax resident in the UK with licenses in a total of 27 regulated markets. Entain is a leader in ESG, a member of FTSE4Good, the DJSI and is AA rated by MSCI. The Group has set a science-based target, committing to be carbon net zero by 2035 and through the Entain Foundation supports a variety of initiatives, focusing on safer gambling, grassroots sport, diversity in technology and community projects. 

For more information see the Group’s website: www.entaingroup.com  

CONTACTS:

Entain Foundation US:
Princeton Strategic Communications

David Klucsik at david@princetonsc.com
ph. 609-516-6764.

Seton Hall Law School:
Brian Sheppard at brian.sheppard@shu.edu
ph. 973.642.8583.

Entain plc
media@entaingroup.com
Jay Dossetter, Head of ESG and Press Office                  jay.dossetter@entaingroup.com
Tessa Curtis, Head of Group PR & Media Relations       tessa.curtis@entaingroup.com

FINN Partners
John Acunto at john.acunto@finnpartners.com
+1 551-482-8642

Max DeFilippis at max.defilippis@finnpartners.com  
+1 201-390-5718