Course overview

The course begins with a detailed explanation of the sports-betting industry.   Topics covered includes industry size, legality in major markets, how odds are set and operate in real time, and the various betting options.   Then, the course examines and compares major betting markets across the world, predominantly the UK and USA.   There’s a focus on match fixing, responsible gambling, and what management and operators should be aware of.   Risks and opportunities are analysed.   Finally, a focus on technology and the future of sports-betting is examined.

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Course delivery

The course is delivered via lecture/presentation from Harley Redlick. Case studies and class interaction are essential for success in the longer format of the course.

Course leader Harley Redlick

Harley Redlick is a successful sports bettor with a passion for improving knowledge in the gambling space.   He has cashed millions in prize money wagering against the Ontario Lottery Corp (largest lottery organization in Canada).  Harley created the Osgoode Hall Professional Development Gaming Law certificate and lectures on sports betting for the program.   He writes for Sun Media on issues related to sports betting, published a case study on successful betting arbitrage for the Ivey School of business, and owns an online publication, Sharp Edge Picks, focused on value wagers.   Harley has sat on the Canadian Gaming Summit’s sports betting panel twice and spoke at BOSA in New Jersey.   He is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School where he co-teaches Gambling Law.   Harley holds a law degree and an MBA.

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Course outcomes

By the end of the course you will be equipped with better knowledge of how sports-betting runs than many casino employees and over 99% of people in sports.   You will understand the vast opportunities sports-betting has to increase fan engagement and the risks of ‘match fixing’ and irresponsible gambling can have on athletes, trainers, operators, and fans.

Delivery method

The course is delivered via lecture/presentation from Harley Redlick. Case studies and class interaction are essential for success in the longer format of the course.

Start date

May or early June in London or USA.

Course duration

1-3 days, 3 hours for an abbreviated course.  20 hours for a full course.

Fees

Course cost
£1000 per course
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