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Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Hedging Bets: Safeguarding American Sports Betting

Saturday, March 12
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Four Seasons
Ballroom AB
98 San Jacinto Blvd

There is growing recognition amongst consumers, sports leagues and sports governing bodies that the regulation of sports wagering in the US nationwide is inevitable. Currently, 80 percent of sport wagering undertaken by US customers is on the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL and NCAA. Without the events that these organizations provide, sports betting in the US cannot exist, which gives US sports the potential to have control over wagering that is unrecognizable from other sports overseas. It’s for this reason that the US opportunity is unique and why it is in the sports bodies interest to act now and safeguard their future.

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Bill Squadron at SXSW

Bill Squadron

Adjunct Professor

Columbia University

Bill Squadron has been an executive, government official and attorney in the telecommunications, sports data and media fields for more than 25 years, and was most recently Executive Vice President,...

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Christopher Dougan at SXSW

Christopher Dougan



Daniel Wallach at SXSW

Daniel Wallach


Becker & Poliakoff PA

Mr. Wallach is a partner with the law firm of Becker & Poliakoff. He is a leading authority on gaming law and sports law, and has counseled professional sports teams, fantasy sports operators, casi...

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Kavitha Davidson at SXSW

Kavitha Davidson

Sports Columnist

Bloomberg View

Kavitha A. Davidson writes about sports for Bloomberg View. She previously worked as a World News editor at the Huffington Post. A native New Yorker and a lifelong sports fan, Davidson attended Col...

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