Jeff Ifrah Confirmed Panelist for Inaugural Sports Law & Entrepreneurship Event at GWU

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Sep 21, 2016

Jeff Ifrah Confirmed Panelist for Inaugural Sports Law & Entrepreneurship Event at GWU

Sports Law & Entrepreneurship Conference

Navigating the Union of Sports, Business, and the Law

The global sports industry is a market in which individuals, businesses, and organizations produce, promote, or organize any activity or business focused on sports. The exponential growth of the sports industry in recent years has created new legal issues that affect the viability of many sports businesses and brands. The Center for Law, Economics, and Finance is holding its first Sports Law & Entrepreneurship Conference to bring together industry leaders, academic experts, government regulators, and legal scholars to discuss the future of the sports industry and what it means for the law.This event is co-sponsored by Syracuse University David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics and the George Washington University Falk Academy of Management and Entrepreneurship (FAME).

Panel 2 – The Future of Gambling in Professional Sports

The past few years have seen a windfall of litigation surround the legality of gaming in professional sports. The reason for this uptick stems from the changing landscape of sports betting. Sports betting was traditionally something done at horse races, casinos, or bets between friends. The expansion of the Internet and smart phones provided a new platform for sports betting to take shape. Daily fantasy leagues, sports betting websites, and apps for smart phones have emerged allowing users to wager their money on numerous games or events from the comfort of their home. This panel will focus on the changing landscape of sports betting as it transitions to a more online enterprise as well as the legality of online sports betting.


  • A.J. Perez, Sports Reporter, USA Today


  • A. Jeff Ifrah, Founding Member, Ifrah Law
  • Sara Rayme, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, American Gaming Association
  • Ian Peacock, Co-Founder and CEO, Bait
  • Dr. John Wolohan, Professor of Sports Management, Syracuse University


Friday, September 23, 2016

8:00am – 5:50pm


The George Washington University Law School
The Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

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