Coming Soon: The Inaugural Sports Betting USA ConferenceBy Brett Smiley | Published: November 10, 2017 at 2:15 pm
With just a few days until the inaugural Sports Betting USA conference in New York City on November 13 and 14, SportsHandle, a media partner for the event, is excited to give you a look at some conference highlights.
Sports Betting USA will bring together lawmakers, gaming industry veterans, sports law experts, representatives from leagues including the NBA, leaders in sports wagering integrity and many more from the United States and abroad. The speakers and seminars will address a variety of key questions regarding the future of sports wagering in the U.S.
“[Sports betting] has been successful in Nevada since the mid ’70’s and I will be explaining the Nevada model and how it could work in other jurisdictions” said Vic Salerno, President of US Fantasy, a Las Vegas headquartered provider of skill-based fantasy wagering contests. “We have to educate the legislators and the regulatory authorities on how betting on games legally will help keep the game honest by seeing where the money is being bet and tracking who’s betting.
“This conference, the first of its type to be held in the United States, will hopefully be a guide for future forums and in the process achieve the legalization of sports betting across the USA.”
Speakers will address topics of particular interest to SportsHandle. They include:
- A look at sports betting as a pastime that millions enjoy, and how it can emerge from the legal shadows
- The passage of PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act) 25 years ago, the climate that produced it, and how a legal and regulatory framework can replace the federal prohibition on sports betting
- The potential contours of state and federal regulations concerning sports wagering
- Gaming integrity with lessons from overseas
- Monetization opportunities for the sports leagues and fan engagement
We’re excited for the event and look forward to reporting insights and takeaways.
If there’s anything in particular you’d like to learn about, send an email to [email protected] or to Brett Smiley at basmiley at gmail dot com.