US Sports Betting Experts To Discuss State Of The Industry At SBC Digital Summit

Posted on April 24, 2020

Right about now, the US sports betting industry should be preparing for Betting on Sports America from SBC.

The coronavirus pandemic, however, changed plans for the conference scheduled to start Wednesday. BOSA was rescheduled for December 1-3, but that doesn’t mean SBC is waiting until then to talk about the US.

Sports betting gets its own track Thursday as part of the SBC Digital Summit.

The Betting on Sports America track includes multiple sessions from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern. Each session will touch on a different section of the US market and the current state of operations from the sports shutdown.

“While these are trying times for the global population and there are so many unknowns, the one thing we do know is that there will be an end to this,” said Adam Greenblatt, CEO of Roar Digital. “It’s vital that industry leaders stay connected during this time, share ideas, and have a plan for once this is all over. The SBC Digital Summit is the perfect vehicle to facilitate this exchange and I am excited to participate.”

SBC Digital Summit sports sessions

SBC scheduled four sessions to break down the US sports betting industry:

  • An update on sports betting legislation efforts this year led by George Rover, a managing partner with Princeton Global Strategies. He’s also the chief integrity officer of the Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Agency.
  • Lloyd Danzig, founder and CEO of Sharp Alpha Advisors, will moderate the discussion on how mergers, acquisitions, and investing in sports betting companies have been impacted by the coronavirus.
  • A panel looking into the world of tribal gaming will be moderated by Josh Swissman, a founding partner of The Strategy Organisation.
  • A look at the alternatives for sports betting when traditional sports are shut down will be headed by Robert Davidman, partner at Slapshot Media.

The panels include representatives from DraftKings, FanDuel, the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, Roar Digital, Scientific Games, and SeventySix Capital.

Rounding out the four sessions is a chat with Jan Jones Blackhurst. She sits on the Caesars board, is a SWIMA board of trustees member, and is a former mayor of Las Vegas.

Other SBC Digital sessions

There are six other tracks on the agenda for the week’s Digital Summit:

  • Leadership in betting
  • Leadership in gaming
  • LATAM market
  • Lottery
  • Payments
  • Digital marketing

Along with the various panels, there are multiple presentations including a keynote from Carsten Koerl, the CEO and founder of Sportradar, and the founder of Bwin.

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Matthew Waters is a reporter covering legal sports betting and the gambling industry. Previous stops include Fantini Research and various freelance jobs covering professional and amateur sports in Delaware and the Philadelphia area.

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