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Media Briefing: Supreme Court Showdown on Sports Betting

To preview the oral argument in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Christie vs. National Collegiate Athletic Association, and to examine the key issues in this landmark case from the perspective of several of the case participants, including famed lawyer Theodore B. Olson, who will be arguing the case on behalf of the State of New Jersey. This media briefing will also examine the future of legal sports betting in the U.S. from both a regulatory and operational perspective.

Date: December 1, 2017

National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern


Sports Betting Media Briefing Agenda
(Box lunch will be served to all attendees)

Time Event
12:00 p.m. Welcome: Michael Pollock, Managing Director, Spectrum Gaming Group; Daniel Wallach, Shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff
12:15 p.m. The Argument for Christie:
  • Theodore B. Olson, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
  • Elbert Lin, Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP
12:45 p.m. The View from Congress:
  • Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee
1:00 p.m. Sports Betting in a Post-Christie World - Legalization and Regulation:
  • Andrew Brandt, Executive Director, Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova University
  • Michael Pollock, Managing Director, Spectrum Gaming Group
  • Sara Slane, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs American Gaming Association
  • Daniel Wallach, Shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff
1:45 p.m. Sports Betting Today and Tomorrow - Scope and Operations:
  • Joe Asher, Chief Executive Officer, William Hill US
  • Adam Steinberg, Executive Vice President, Spectrum Gaming Group
  • Jake Williams, Director of Legal, Sportradar US
2:30-4:00 p.m. Interviews, networking


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