John Holden

John T. Holden is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. Prior to his arrival at Oklahoma State, John worked for two years as a Visiting Scholar at Florida State University in the Department of Sport Management. John’s academic scholarship is focused on legal and regulatory issues the esports industry. He is the author of ten academic articles on esports and video gaming and has a book forthcoming on the subject.

John has also testified and submitted written recommendations regarding the legalization of sports betting and daily fantasy sports on the state and national level. John has also filed two Amicus Curiae briefs at the Supreme Court. He has also been quoted in a variety of outlets ranging from USA Today and the Wall Street Journal to Bloomberg to NPR. John is also licensed as an attorney in the state of Florida. He earned his Ph.D. from Florida State University, his LL.B. from the University of Ottawa, and his J.D. from Michigan State University.