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 certificate 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 6 months or longer if you choose.
  • 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; $250 seat deposit required)
  • Single-course Badge cost: $3,995 (Flexible payment options available; $250 seat deposit required)

Start Date

January, May, and August start dates. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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.

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.

Anna Sainsbury is the Chairman of GeoComply and has worked in the area of compliance for the gaming sector since her first role at Technical Systems Testing (TST) in 2005.  In 2011, Anna set up GeoComply, an innovative new company aimed at filling a crucial missing piece of the US iGaming jigsaw: the ability to accurately locate players to within State borders and to detect and block popular location spoofing technologies such as VPNs and DNS Proxies that allow a player to manipulate their location data.

Building a robust solution from the ground up to meet the stringent requirements of the iGaming industry, Anna then went on the road to meet with State and Federal legislators as well as gaming regulators, operators and vendors. These meetings provided the education and information required to provide confidence that if they wished to offer Intra-State online gaming and/or betting, lotteries, etc., that a geofencing solution was available to ensure that Federal laws such as the Wire Act and UIGEA would not be breached by transactions "leaking" out of State.

As a result of Anna’s efforts in this burgeoning industry, GeoComply is now seen as the Gold Standard for geolocation compliance; licensed in all the States currently offering online betting and/or gaming. Today, the likes of MGM, Caesars, Churchill Downs, William Hill, Draft Kings, and FanDuel all rely for their geolocation compliance to State and Federal law on Anna and her company GeoComply.

 

Jeff Ifrah is Founding Member of Ifrah Law PLLC in Washington, DC. Jeff and his team represent many of the largest gaming companies around the world and have been at the center of most of the important court cases in the sports betting and online gaming industries, including filing suit against the U.S. DOJ in regards to their January 14, 2019 opinion on the Wire Act; in Murphy vs. NCAA, where the firm submitted an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court arguing that sports betting was an issue of states’ rights; and the historic agreement with the Department of Justice on behalf of clients Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars, which paved the way for legal online gaming in the United States. Ifrah Law has been instrumental in the creation of legislative and regulatory frameworks in the states which currently permit online gaming and advises other jurisdictions considering similar legislation. The firm recently published "The Definitive Guide to Online Gaming and Betting in the U.S.", a comprehensive eBook available for download.  

Of special note in the gaming community is Jeff's seminal role in the founding of the iDevelopment and Economic Association (iDEA Growth), a nonprofit association whose mission is to grow jobs and expand online gaming business in the U.S. through advocacy and education. Jeff serves on the editorial board of Online Gambling Lawyer and the UNLV Gaming Law Journal and is a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL). He is recognized in Chambers USA as one of America’s leading lawyers for Gaming & Licensing in the United States. According to Chambers, “Jeff Ifrah of Ifrah Law is noted for his sophisticated gaming and licensing practice that emphasizes novel areas of the sector (like) cryptocurrency issues, internet sports betting and social media integration, among other matters."