Sports Wagering & Integrity Certificate

Now that the Supreme Court has green-lighted sports betting, what comes next? And how can you become a player in the game?

Be on the leading edge of the regulatory environment that governs sports betting in the United States with the first-ever law school program dedicated to the law and business of sports wagering focusing on the legal and regulatory aspects and related integrity issues.

UNH Law Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute, Michael McCann, has teamed up with nationally-recognized gaming attorney Daniel Wallach and Sportradar to develop our online Certificate in Sports Wagering and Integrity. This collaboration between two of the most respected sports law experts in the country teams up an elite sports and entertainment law program at a Top 100 law school with the world’s largest and most influential sport integrity monitoring company. 

Our flexible, five-course online program is designed for working professionals, including practicing lawyers, gaming industry professionals, sports industry professionals, lawmakers and regulators, and anyone interested in a career in sports gaming. B.A. is required. You do not need to apply to law school or have a legal background.

Program Benefits

  • Gain pertinent and flexible training from an elite sports and entertainment law program at a Top 100 law school in conjunction with the world’s largest and most influential sport integrity monitoring company to help expand your professional impact and career growth potential.
  • Acquire knowledge of specific laws and regulations surrounding sports wagering and how those laws interact with regulatory objectives.
  • Gain critical insights into the legal and regulatory considerations surrounding sports wagering in the United States, with an emphasis on monitoring, the regulatory oversight of wagers from integrity and compliance perspectives.
  • Acquire skills and insight into how integrity monitoring empowers regulators, leagues and other affected parties with the capacity to monitor all aspects of wagers, operators and sports, as well as on the mechanics of successfully running a sports book and other operational aspects of sports betting.
  • Explore how to protect the integrity of sporting events, safeguard the privacy and contractual rights of consumers, and respond to the divergent and complementary interests of professional sports leagues, the NCAA, the gaming industry and governmental entities.
  • Get direct access to the leading experts – lawyers, professors, regulators and sports industry professionals - focused on empowering professionals to implement integrity monitoring and identify patterns and trends leading to appropriate enforcement steps.
  • Discover strategic approaches to address sports betting right and integrity fees, licensing issues, anti-money laundering and anti-fraud detection techniques, central reporting measures, use of law enforcement to curb illegal operators both domestic and abroad, customer protection strategies, managing the use and distribution of official sports data by leagues, players' unions and operators, and potential Blockchain and cryptocurrency applications.

Program Features

  • 100% online (no residency required)
  • Asynchronous courses (video lectures and coursework completed on your schedule)
  • Complete full certificate in as little as 10 months or longer if you choose.
  • Fall, spring & summer terms
  • Industry-leading sports law faculty
  • Earn a single-course badge by completing “Introduction to U.S. Sports Betting Law & Regulation”
  • Earn full certificate by completing all 5 courses

Cost

  • 5-course Full Certificate cost: $6,895 (Flexible payment options available)
  • Single-course Badge cost: $3,995 (Flexible payment options available)

Start Date

Terms start in summer 2019 and fall 2019. Please request information using the form to stay in touch about summer and fall start dates.

Courses

  • Introduction to U.S. Sports Betting Law & Regulation
  • Safeguarding Sport Integrity & Advanced Integrity Monitoring
  • Advanced Regulation of Sports Betting
  • Sports Betting Operations, Partnerships, Business & Legal
  • Global Regulation of Sports Betting

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Contact

Michael McCann
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Law
Director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute

Email: sports.integrity@law.unh.edu
Phone: (603) 945-1802

Faculty and Adjunct Professors

Professor Michael McCann is the Founding Director of the UNH Law Sports and Entertainment Law Institute. He also serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Co-Director of the UNH Law Sports Wagering and Integrity Certificate Program.

McCann has won the Professor of the Year Award several times for excellence in teaching. Graduating students in the Class of 2015 selected McCann to deliver the faculty portion of the commencement address. McCann has also taught the popular “Deflategate” undergraduate course at UNH. He was previously on the faculties of Vermont Law School and Mississippi College School of Law and was a visiting professor at Boston College Law School in 2008.

McCann is one of the nation’s leading experts in sports law and an award-winning journalist. He is a staff writer for Sports Illustrated and serves as the publication’s Legal Analyst. Since 2007, McCann has authored more than 750 legal columns and articles for SI. He has covered the Boston Marathon bombings, the murder trials of Aaron Hernandez, the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal, the NBA's ouster of Donald Sterling, Colin Kaepernick’s collusion grievance, the FBI’s investigation into college basketball, concussion class actions, the legality of sports betting and many other controversies.

Daniel Wallach is the founder of Wallach Legal LLC, a law firm devoted exclusively to the burgeoning field of sports wagering and gaming law in the United States. Known as “The Sports Betting Attorney,” Dan has counseled professional sports teams, sports betting operators, fantasy sports companies, sports integrity firms, casinos, racetracks and service providers in navigating the complexities of U.S. gambling laws and regulations. He is a general member of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL), an invitation-only organization for attorneys who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated performance and publishing in gaming law, significant gaming clientele and substantial participation in the gaming industry. 

Dr. Mintas serves as Chairwoman of the Strategic Advisory Board of the omni-channel sports betting and iGaming platform Bet.Works
and consultant in the sports and technology industry, including the sports betting, digital sports and fan engagement sector. Her focus is on the use of emerging technologies and developments and how those are changing sports, society and the consumer behavior and lead to new revenue streams. 

Dr. Mintas is a lawyer by trade. Over the last years, she served as the Deputy President of Sportradar US, the global technology company that is the leader in analyzing and leveraging the power of sports data. She managed 350+ employees with offices in New York, Minneapolis, Menlo Park and San Francisco. During that time, Sportradar was valued at $2.4 Bn USD. Sportradar applies technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence to drive data insights on a variety of business verticals for the creation of unique experiences across platforms in real time. 

Vice President – Legal & Regulatory Affairs at Sportradar 

Jake focuses on the expansion of sports betting in US States as well as Sportradar’s US digital media offerings.

Prior to his current role in the US, Jake was Legal Counsel for Sportradar AG in Munich, Germany. There he worked on legal issues pertaining to sports data, sports integrity, international sports law and sports betting.

Mark Hichar is a Shareholder of the Greenberg Traurig law firm, and a member of the firm’s Global Gaming Group.  Mr. Hichar’s clients are located in and outside of the United States, and include casinos, fantasy sports operators, social game operators, suppliers of gaming systems and services to gaming operators (both bricks-and-mortar and online), and investors in and lenders to gaming businesses.  He has structured several international and domestic joint venture arrangements involving gaming operators and has managed the regulatory approval process with respect to numerous gaming-related transactions.  Mr. Hichar is a frequent writer and speaker on developments in Gaming Law and related regulatory actions, and has authored several articles on developments in the laws relating to sports betting, fantasy sports and gaming generally.

Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Lottery, past president of the North American State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) and current Vice-President of the Multi-State Lottery Association.  Previously, the Assistant Executive Director and General Counsel for the Massachusetts State Lottery, from 2003-2010. Before joining theMassachusetts Lotteryin 2003, McIntyre was a senior prosecutor in Massachusetts, specializing in organized crime.

McIntyre received his undergraduate degree from Connecticut College and his law degree from Suffolk University. He is also a former competitive triathlete, completing three Ironman triathlons including the 2006 Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Justin Stempeck is an Associate General Counsel with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.  In his role at the Commission he is responsible for developing Commission policy initiatives as well as providing guidance for legal issues that arise in the day-to-day operation of the Commission.  Justin has also written and presented on daily fantasy sports, online gaming and sports betting.  Prior to working at the Commission, Justin was a shareholder with a mid-sized, regional civil litigation law firm.  He earned his JD from Northeastern University School of Law and his BA, summa cum laude, from Colby College.  He is admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts of both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 

Bryce is the Founding Partner at ESG Law, the world’s only dedicated esports law firm, where he represents preeminent esports teams, talent, and institutions. Bryce’s work spans across the esports landscape – he has worked on major deals involving every esports title, and his clients range from long-standing, endemic esports entities to the ownership groups of major traditional sports teams from the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB. Bryce also serves as a preeminent esports consultant, advising major sports teams and owners, brands, and investors on how to successfully enter and navigate the esports space. Bryce is a member of the Forbes 30 under 30 and the Sports Business Journal 40 under 40. Bryce is a contributing writer for ESPN, and drives industry standards as a thought leader on key legal and business issues facing all aspects of the esports ecosystem.

Harris is an Associate Attorney at ESG Law, the leading law firm in the esports industry. With ESG, Harris represents seven of ten North American League Championship Series teams, sevn of twelve Overwatch League and their non-endemic partners, such as the owners and ownership groups of Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils, Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, and several others. Harris has worked directly with game developers and league operators to negotiate for fairer revenue sharing and governance agreements on behalf of ESG's clients. He has also played an important role in working on some of the industry's largest sponsorship deals, player contracts and player transfers, in addition to numerous other transactional matters. Harris is the first attorney to file an EB-1A visa application on behalf of an active esports player. Prior to joining ESG, Harris worked as the Chief of Operations and Association General Counsel for H2K where he helped broker one of the largest acquisitions of a European based team. In his career, Harris has contributed to notable publications like ESPN, and the Daily Dot, where he has written about important topics such as governance and esports economics. Harris has led marketing efforts that have garnered international attention and appeared in notable publications like ESPN, Yahoo News, The Score, and several other major news providers.  

Chantal Cipriano is an Associate Lawyer in the Toronto office of Dickinson Wright providing strategic legal advice to clients in highly regulated industries. Her practice primarily focuses on advising clients involved in online and land based gambling of the requirements related to licensing, compliance and governance, and risk mitigation. Her practice also focuses on provincial and federal cannabis licensing and compliance obligations, as well as a variety of corporate/securities law matters. Chantal is a published author of the Canada chapter for LexisNexis’ Gaming Law and Practice book, Chambers and Partners’ Gaming, Gambling and Licensing Practice Guide for Canada, and various articles in Canadian Gaming Lawyer Magazine.

Prior to joining Dickinson Wright, Chantal was the Compliance Manager for one of Canada’s leading financial institutions, supporting the high net worth client division by providing advice on regulatory and compliance matters.