Levenson Institute to Advise on National Sport Betting Media Briefing

For Immediate Release: November 20, 2017

Galloway, NJ – The Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism (LIGHT) at Stockton University is serving as an academic advisor to a national sports betting media briefing at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 in Washington, D.C.

Attorney Lloyd D. Levenson will represent the Institute and will be available to talk to media about the potential impact of the ruling in New Jersey.

The event, Media Briefing: Supreme Court Showdown on Sports Betting is being offered in advance of the oral argument before the US Supreme Court in the matter of Christie vs. National Collegiate Athletic Association Monday, December 4.

The media briefing is organized by global gaming consultant Spectrum Gaming Group and will be held at the National Press Club at 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC. Featured speakers include:

•       Theodore B. Olson of Gibson Dunn (who will argue before the Supreme Court on behalf of the State of New Jersey),

•       Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee,

•       Joe Asher, William Hill US,

•       Andrew Brandt, Executive Director, Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law at Villanova University,

•       Elbert Lin, Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP,

•       Michael Pollock, Spectrum Gaming Group,

•       Sara Slane, American Gaming Association,

•       Adam Steinberg, Spectrum Gaming Group,

•       Daniel Wallach, Becker & Poliakoff,

•       Jake Williams, Sportradar

The speakers will explain critical issues related to this seminal case, and provide a proper legal and economic context. The speakers will review in depth the critical legal issues raised in this seminal case.

The discussion will encompass a wide-ranging and contextually sensitive review of the history of the controversy and the constitutional, economic, and political factors relevant to the arguments pending before the Supreme Court.  These arguments will be analyzed in depth as will be the range of possible rulings by the Supreme Court and the potential short and long term implications and consequences for the sports and gaming industries of those rulings.  In discussing each of these issues, the media briefing will provide perspectives on the relevant matters that are both broad and in depth.

For more information please contact Lloyd D. Levenson at ldlevenson@cooperlevenson.com

The Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism (LIGHT) at Stockton University provides a forum for public policy discussions regarding the gaming, hospitality and tourism industries in New Jersey. The Levenson Institute engages our faculty, students and others in research, conferences and report writing to support sound decision making among policy makers and leaders in the region’s three largest industries.
LIGHT is located at the Stockton-Rothenberg Building, 3430 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, N.J. 08401.

Phone: 609-626-3893; email:LIGHT@stockton.edu<mailto:LIGHT@stockton.edu>; online:www.stockton.edu/light<http://www.stockton.edu/light>

Date Published: November 28, 2017


Written by: Brittany A. Bonetti