Seton Hall Law School Kicks Off Fourth Annual Gaming Law, Compliance, and Integrity Bootcamp With Record Attendance
March 7, 2023
Seton Hall University School of Law’s groundbreaking program, the annual Gaming Law, Compliance, and Integrity Bootcamp, is now underway. This year’s record attendance, with over 100 participants, signals a growing demand in the gaming industry for in-depth education about compliance, integrity, and ethics. The event aims to promote legal compliance and integrity in the gaming industry by educating industry professionals and law students aspiring to practice in the field.
The Bootcamp is designed to enhance understanding of how to foster an ethical business culture; expand knowledge of the history, structure, and future of the gaming industry; teach key aspects of U.S. and E.U. gaming regulatory frameworks; and share specific tools and best practices to prevent, detect, and mitigate corruption and fraud in gaming.
"As a leading law school and recognized leader in compliance education, Seton Hall Law School is proud to present our fourth annual Bootcamp,” said Devon Corneal, Assistant Dean for Gaming, Hospitality, Entertainment & Sports Law at Seton Hall Law School. “This intense, interactive event will ensure that industry professionals explore a range of critical topics, from responsible gambling to anti-corruption.”
Funding for the program has been provided by Entain Foundation, a first-of-its-kind nonprofit dedicated to promoting responsible gambling, sports integrity, and corporate compliance. In addition, U.S. Bronze Sponsorship funding has been provided by BETMGM.
"The long-term sustainability of the gambling industry depends on robust regulation and enhanced consumer protection. This is why we need dedicated and skilled professionals in regulatory affairs and compliance,” said Martin Lycka, SVP for American Regulatory Affairs and Responsible Gambling for Entain and Trustee for Entain Foundation U.S. “ Educating these professionals and inspiring them to rededicate their focus on compliance and integrity is a key objective of the Bootcamp.”
By launching the groundbreaking program in March 2020, Seton Hall Law School was one of the first higher education institutions to connect its students and community members with compliance and regulatory executives from the legal gaming industry in a formal, educational setting.
Throughout the two-day event, attendees examine gaming-related laws and regulations alongside other compliance and ethics officers, legal counsel, gaming consultants, and regulatory professionals. Topics covered at the Bootcamp include responsible gambling, AML compliance, esports, anti-corruption prevention, cybersecurity, and more.
This year's Bootcamp features 50+ speakers, all experts in their industries, including sports betting, horse racing, and casino operations, gaming regulation. In addition, speakers include Seton Hall Law School faculty; partners at top law and consulting firms; and leaders of gaming associations, councils, and authorities. A complete list of speakers can be found below.
"This is a landmark event for the industry,” said Bill Pascrell, III, Faculty Member of the Gaming Law, Integrity, and Compliance Bootcamp and Partner at Princeton Public Affairs Group. “The Bootcamp has trained countless gaming industry professionals in best practices, compliance, and integrity, all of which help make the gambling industry more impactful and responsible."
Speakers by Category
Associations, Councils, and Authorities
- 1. Alex Costello, Vice President, Government Relations, American Gaming Association
- 2. Kirsten Clark, Executive Director, International Association of Gaming Advisors, and Founder - Mitig8risk
- 3. William Penders, Managing Director- Strategic Sector Development, New Jersey Economic Development Authority
- 4. Mary Beth Thomas, Executive Director, Tennessee Sports Wagering Advisory Council
- 5. Shelley White, Chief Executive Officer, Responsible Gambling Council
- 1. Hal Crawford, Managing Director – Financial Crimes Unit, Price Waterhouse Coopers
- 2. Ronnie Jones, Gaming Regulatory Consultant & Owner, Public Safety Consulting Services
- 3. Kelly Kehn, Co-Founder, All-in-Diversity Project
- 4. Brian Lopez, Director, Dowling Advisory Group
- 5. Nitin Pandey, Managing Director – Cyber Risk Advisory Practice, Deloitte & Touche LLP
- 6. William J. Pascrell, III, Partner, Princeton Public Affairs Group, Inc.
- 7. Christabelle Robinson, Communications & Media Specialist, The Global Center on Human Trafficking
- 8. Alison Staknis, Director, Regulatory Operations, Odds On Compliance
- 9. Dan Trolaro, Vice President of Prevention – US, EPIC Risk Management
- 1. Alexandra Roth, Associate Vice President & Senior Associate Counsel, League Governance & Policy, NBA
- 2. Lauren Utz, Director of Compliance, Delaware North
Horse Racing Operators
- 1. Dennis Drazin, President, Drazin & Warshaw, P.C.; Operator, Monmouth Park Racetrack and Sportsbook
- 2. Bill Knauf, Vice President, Business Operations, Monmouth Park Racetrack, and Sportsbook
- 3. Michiko Nozawa-Joffe, Corporate Compliance Counsel, Churchill Downs Incorporated
- 4. Jason Settlemoir, COO/General Manager, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment and Winners Bayonne OTW
- 1. Santiago Asensi, Managing Partner and Founder, Asensi Abogados
- 2. Frank A. DiGiacomo, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
- 3. David Feder, Litigation Counsel, Fenwick & West LLP
- 4. Kimberlynn Harrison, Associate, Gaming Department, Fox Rothschild LLP
- 5. Adrian R. King, Jr., Co-Practice Leader, Gaming Group, Ballard Spahr LLP
- 6. Jeremy P. Kleiman, Chair, Gaming Law Practice Group, Saiber LLC
- 7. Gregory Lisa, Chief Legal Officer, Element Finance & Senior Counsel, Hogan Lovells
- 1. Rollin Badal, Section Chief, Money Services Businesses and Non-Bank Financial Institutions, Enforcement & Compliance Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
- 2. Michael Golub, Deputy Attorney General, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
- 3. Dan Hartman, Director, Colorado Division of Gaming
- 4. Afshien Lashkari, Lead Engineer - Technical Services Bureau, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
- 5. Jamie McKelvey, Deputy Attorney General, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
- 6. Dennis Mullen, General Counsel, Indiana Gaming Commission
- 7. Kevin F. O' Toole, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
- 8. David L. Rebuck, Director, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
- 9. Robert Williams, Executive Director, New York State Gaming Commission
Seton Hall Law School Faculty
- 1. Robert A. Boland, Assistant Professor of Law – Gaming, Hospitality, Entertainment & Sports Law, Seton Hall Law School
- 2. Devon Corneal, Assistant Dean for Gaming, Hospitality, Entertainment & Sports Law, Seton Hall Law School
- 3. John Kip Cornwell, Interim Dean & Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School
- 4. Jacob Elberg, Associate Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School
- 5. Victor Gomez, Esports Manager, Seton Hall University
- 6. David Opderbeck, Professor of Law, Co-Director, Gibbons Institute for Law, Science and Technology, Seton Hall Law School
Sports Betting and Casino Operators
- 1. Tammi Barlow, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Rush Street Interactive, L.P.
- 2. Joseph Caputi, Director of Compliance, Prophet Exchange
- 3. Marc Comella, Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment
- 4. Alex Graham, Manager, Marketing Compliance & Partnerships, Penn Interactive Ventures, LLC.
- 5. Samantha Haggerty, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer & Regulatory Affairs Counsel, PENN Entertainment, Inc.
- 6. Megan Kelleher, Manager of Licensing, Fanatics Betting and Gaming
- 7. Martin Lycka, Senior Vice President, American Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling, Entain
- 8. Laura McAllister Cox, Chief Compliance Officer, Rush Street Interactive, L.P.
- 9. Robert Moncrief, Jr., Legal, and Regulatory Counsel - US, bet365
- 10. Carolyn Barth Renzin, Chief Legal Officer, FanDuel Group
- 11. Seth Schorr, Chief Executive Officer, Fifth Street Gaming
- 12. Christopher Soriano, VP, Chief Compliance Officer, PENN Entertainment, Inc.