The relationship between sport, betting & data to be debated at LawInSport Annual Conference

The LawInSport 4th Annual Conference taking place in two weeks is all set for its debate on ‘The relationship between sport, betting & data'.

Sport has always relied on analytics to improve performance on and off the pitch. However, the technology revolution has exponentially increased the ability of those working in sport to capture, analyse and monoitise this data.

At the same the sports betting industry has become an influential stakeholder in sport through offering wagering products for fans/consumers, sponsoring sports events, teams and athletes, as well as working in collaboration with law enforcement and integrity teams at international and national governing bodies to fight the opportunity an detect match-fixing and spot fixing. 

However, questions have been raised about the role and extent to which sports betting, data companies and integrity services provides should operate within and work with sport. 

Our expert panel will analyse and debate how they believe the sports industry should work with data & betting companies going forward, answering questions such as:

  • To what extent should sport organisation partner with betting and data companies? 
  • What conflicts of interest arise from the relationship between betting and data companies?
  • What checks and balancing should be put in place to address any conflicts?
    Are the betting and data companies the right organisations to provide integrity services to sports organisations?
  • What impact does the different legal and regulatory approaches to sports betting in different countries around the world help or hinder a unified approach to sports betting and data?
  • What impact will the opening up of the sports betting market in the USA have on globally sport?
  • What is the best approach for regulatory the sports betting industry in the USA?


All the above questions and more will be debated by our expert panel:

  • Sean Cottrell, CEO at LawInSport (Chair)
  • Susan Ahern, Barrister and former General Counsel of World Rugby
  • Matt Drew, Executive Vice President Business Development and Former Director of Integrity & Security at Perform Group
  • David Lampitt, Managing Director Group Operations at Sportradar AG
  • Steven Burton Managing Director at Genius Sports

The two-day LawInSport conference will also offer unrivalled networking opportunity with the leading experts, lawyers and executives in the sports sector as well as 8 interactive panel discussions, 2 debates and 4 industry updates.

For further information including the full agenda and speaker list go to and details of how to book your place click here: We have a restricted number of tickets and therefore this will tickets will be issued on a first come first serve basis.

You can follow updates from the conference on Twitter using #LISconf18.



A limited number of accredited journalists will be permitted to attend the debate. To apply to attend please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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