Education & Admissions

  • Loyola University New Orleans (New Orleans, LA) 2007, BA, cum laude
  • New York Law School (New York, NY) 2012, JD, magna cum laude
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit


  • William B. Bryant Inn of Court
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • New York State Bar Association



You Bet! is a blog exploring the legal changes and developments in the sports wagering industry developed by attorneys, Ian Thomas and Tracy Buck.



"You Bet!: Important Things for DC Sportsbooks to Consider Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic"

In December 2019, the District of Columbia Lottery began to accept applications for sports gambling licenses.  While various market participants…

"You Bet!: District of Columbia Releases the Proposed Regulations"

Several new posts are in the pipeline, but I wanted to quickly update our readers to inform them that the…

"You Bet!: Iowa Becomes the 11th state; ESPN Pairs with Caesars on Mainstream Content"

Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Disney-owned media giant ESPN are aligning to provide sports betting content, to include an ESPNews show…

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You Bet!: Maryland Goes Live!

On November 3, 2020, while the country was focused on the presidential election, Maryland approved a referendum, known as Ballot…

YouBet! DC Class B License Myths – Difference Between an Operator’s License and a Substantial Change

In May 2019, the District of Columbia formally legalized sports wagering in the District of Columbia.  Since that time, there…