Morgan Sword is the Senior Vice President, League Economics & Operations at the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball. In his role, he oversees all player and uniformed employee acquisition and compensation systems, including the domestic amateur draft, the international amateur signing system, salary arbitration, and free agency. He is also responsible for league economic matters such as the Revenue Sharing Plan, Competitive Balance Tax and Debt Service Rule. He serves on the team that negotiates collective bargaining agreements with the Major League Baseball Players Association and World Umpires Association. In addition, he oversees MLB's initiatives in the area of sports betting. He received a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Lindsay and his son Hudson.
The Impact of Expanded Legalized Sports Betting in the U.S.
Stakeholders inside and outside the world of sport are actively working to lay a profitable foundation for what many now see as an inevitability — the expansion of legal, regulated sports betting in the U.S. The opportunities for team owners, leagues, franchises, broadcasters, gaming companies, states and more are significant. This discussion will examine latest developments, what’s at stake for everyone involved, and the next steps to realizing the impact of a legal, regulated sports betting market in America.