NJ Seton Hall Law School Announces Gaming Industry Inaugural Bootcamp

Published: 19th January 2020
Author: Joe Kizlauskas
Last Updated: 19th January 2020

New Jersey’s Seton Hall Law School has revealed details of its Inaugural Bootcamp Gaming Policy, Enforcement and Integrity Program which will be held at its Newark campus from March 9-11.

The school has partnered with experts in the fields of gaming and sports law and enforcement to develop relevant, engaging curriculum and session topics to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the gaming business. The agenda will include policy, ethical regulatory, integrity safer gaming and enforcement sessions.

The Bootcamp’s core goal will be to foster legal compliance and integrity in the gaming industry by offering high-quality and rigorous legal, regulatory and ethical education to professionals working or looking to work in the gaming space, as well as law students aspiring to practise in the area.

Attendees will discuss gaming-related laws and regulations alongside other compliance officers, ethics and integrity officers, legal counsel, gaming consultants and regulatory professionals throughout the comprehensive agenda.

The target audience for the three day programme was outlined by Rosa M Alves JD, Assistant Dean for External and Institutional Initiatives.

“The Bootcamp is designed for gaming industry professionals, compliance officers, legal counsel, regulatory specialists, integrity officers, auditors and consultants, as well as those professionals seeking to enter the gaming space or aspiring to practice in the gaming legal field,” she said.

“While there is no set criteria to enroll in the Bootcamp, attendees should have a desire to learn more about the gaming law space and a willingness to immerse themselves in all aspects of the field.”

According to Alves, the course will be of equal value to future industry entrants, as well as those who are already working in the sector seeking to improve their expertise. She expounded: “The Bootcamp is an intensive and interactive course – resulting in a certificate – in which the attendees will examine gaming-related laws and regulations alongside other compliance, ethics, and integrity officers, legal counsel, gaming consultants, and regulatory professionals.

“Upon successful completion of the Bootcamp, potential entrants to the industry will have the necessary knowledge to understand the history, structure and future of the gaming industry; the gaming regulatory frameworks of the US and EU while understanding how to foster an ethical business culture.

“On the other hand, seasoned professionals will have the opportunity to further develop their abilities and skills to better address concerns of the industry. And both groups will have ample opportunity to network with and learn from their colleagues working in the field.”

The roster of professors and speakers, which includes government officials, in-house and outside lawyers, legal scholars, compliance officers, and respected business advisors, provides an impressive roll call of highly experienced professionals.

Among many others, it includes Marc Edelman, Professor of Law, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York; Jacob Elberg, Associate Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School; Sarah Devlin, Assistant US Attorney, USAO–New Jersey; Dennis Drazin, Partner, Drazin & Warsaw, and Monmouth Park Racetrack Operator; and Michael Fries, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, Scientific Games Corporation.

Also included are Martin Lycka, Director of Regulatory Affairs, GVC Holdings; David Opderbeck, Professor of Law, Co-Director, Seton Hall Law School, Gibbons Institute of Law, Science and Technology; William B Pascrell, III, Partner Princeton Public Affairs Group; Louis Rogacki, Deputy Director, Gaming Compliance Division of New Jersey; and Jake Williams, Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Sportradar.


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Joe is a seasoned iGaming copywriter and speaker who has been in the business since 2015. He's written more words on all elements of iGaming than he likes to remember, and he's contributed material to a number of well-known brands. Joe may be seen playing 5 a side, at the gym or playing games on his Playstation when he is not writing.