Sports Betting Takes Center Stage at East Coast Gaming Congress

With several states set to launch sports betting this year and other states preparing to pass authorizing legislation, sports betting will be a focal point at the 23rd annual East Coast Gaming Congress & NexGen Gaming Forum, June 12-13 at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City. Over the course of the two-day event, sports betting will a key issue in most of the 10 panel discussions, in the Leadership ThinkTank feature six gaming industry CEOs, and during the keynote addresses by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Monumental Sports Entertainment CEO Ted Leonsis, and American Gaming Association President Bill Miller.

 

3 Prominent Keynote Speakers Give Their Take on Sports Betting at ECGC

The East Coast Gaming Congress & NexGen Gaming Forum stands out among gaming industry conferences this spring by featuring three prominent keynote speakers who are helping to shape the future of gaming and sports betting.

They are:

  • New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. Governor Murphy not only signed the enabling
    legislation in 2018 but also placed the first legal bets in New Jersey. He has been critical
    supporter of his state’s gaming industry.
  •  Bill Miller. Bill is the recently installed President and CEO of the American Gaming
    Association, which is the industry’s advocate in Washington, DC. Bill has been an
    important voice as sports betting rolls out across the country.
  • Ted Leonsis. Ted is founder, chairman, majority owner and CEO of Monumental Sports
    & Entertainment, which owns and operates the Washington Capitals, Washington
    Wizards, Washington Mystics, and Capital One Arena in downtown Washington, DC. He
    was an early supporter of sports betting, offering his vision of how it can integrate with
    sports.
 

Over 15 of the top minds at the top companies in the gaming industry discuss sports betting!

Product development will be one of the key drivers of sports betting growth over the next year, and beyond. We can see from early sports-betting metrics that giving the US player options for in-running betting and the ability to cash-out his or her bet is still in its infancy, but how will this develop over the next 12 months? What effect might that trajectory have for revenues – and margins? Should new product development – either entirely new, or adapted from elsewhere – be entirely within the control of the operator, alongside their suppliers? And should regulators have more than just a monitoring role here? Five experts discussed what’s next in the fast-moving sports betting space at the 23 rd annual East Coast Gaming Congress & NexGen Gaming Forum, June 12-13 at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City.

Moderator: Frank Fantini, Chief Executive Officer, Fantini Research

Panel:

  • Parikshat Khanna, CEO, CG Technology
  • Moti Malul, CEO, NeoGames
  • Itai Pazner, CEO, 888
  • Mor Weizer, CEO, Playtech

So far, so good? Sports Betting at ECGC

With multiple states having launched sports betting since Murphy v. NCAA, including two states that allow online/mobile betting, the early results have demonstrated the potential of sports betting… or have they?

In this robust East Coast Gaming Congress panel, experts examine expectations vs. reality, how the states’ regulatory schemes stack up against each other, and what any of the 20 or so additional states considering legalization can learn from the early adopters.

Moderator: Roger Gros, Publisher, GGB Magazine

Panel:

  • Kevin O’Toole, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
  • David Rebuck, Director, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
  • Dan Shapiro, Vice President – Strategy & Business Development, William Hill

Join hundreds of gaming professionals at the 23 rd annual East Coast Gaming Congress & NexGen
Gaming Forum, June 12-13 at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City. Early-bird
registration rates are available through May 31.

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