The Sports Betting Debate Takes Center Stage At SXSW 2017

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The 2017 South by Southwest Convention is set to kickoff next week, and this year’s itinerary brings together some of the most active advocates for the advancement of a legalized sports betting system in the United States.

Representatives from the American Gaming Association will be joined by some of the country’s top gaming law experts to discuss the topic.

Speakers include:
Sara Rayme: American Gaming Association
Andrew Brandt: Villanova University School of Law
Daniel Wallach: Becker & Poliakoff PA, Specializing in Gaming & Sports Law
Gabe Feldman: Tulane University School of Law

South by Southwest has always served as a platform for those looking to stimulate forward thinking and creativity in a wide variety of fields, and the “Sports Betting: No Longer Taboo for Leagues?” event looks to explore the evolution of views held by the commissioners of American professional sports leagues.

With the NHL approving a Vegas expansion team, and the Oakland Raiders eagerly perusing a relocation to Sin City, are leagues starting to change their tune as to how sports betting could potentially harm the integrity of “the game”?

In a movement, largely spearheaded by the NBA’s Adam Silver, regulated sports betting has now been addressed by the commissioners of the nation’s most popular leagues. This presentation looks to highlight these thoughts and opinions, as well as discuss possible hurdles that could either stifle or accelerate the legal acceptance of the industry.

The discussion is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 11th from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and can be viewed via their YouTube channel.

Related: Watch Sportsbook Review's interview with the VP of the AGA Public Relations on Super Bowl betting volume.

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