Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, Zach Leonsis, will explore the role that sports betting could play in transforming fan experience and generating new revenues for US sports.
Presented by Sportradar, headline sponsor of Sports Betting USA, this interview style keynote will culminate the first day of the conference, scheduled to take place in New York City on November 14-15 and hosting discussions on the key challenges and opportunities that legalised sports betting could present to the US sports leagues and team owners.
Dr. Laila Mintas, Deputy President of Sportradar US, commented: “We are excited to support the educational efforts of the Sports Betting USA conference as the headline sponsor. The Leonsis family/Monumental Sports & Entertainment have consistently shown their leadership in embracing technology advancements that can enhance and protect sports. We are proud to have them as our investors and pleased we could leverage our relationship to bring Zach to share his forward thinking with the audience of the conference.”
Previewing his appearance at Sports Betting USA, Zach Leonsis said: “As the owners of five major teams — the Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Washington Mystics, Washington Valor and Baltimore Brigade – as well as multiple arenas and media networks, we are well aware that legalized sports wagering could offer some new avenues for growth for us, while the technology, like the one provided by Sportradar, has evolved to safeguard the integrity of games. We are also great believers in esports as one of the next frontiers in gaming. I’m looking forward to presenting our perspective at the conference and also to talking to sports, gaming and regulatory experts about the best way forward to take advantage of those opportunities in a safe and transparent way.”
Sports Betting USA (November 14-15, 2017, Convene New York) is the first event dedicated exclusively to the development of sports betting in the USA. Produced by the team at Clarion Gaming, Sports Betting USA will explore the legislative path to the repeal of PASPA; demystify misconceptions around sports integrity; outline data monetization strategies, fan engagement opportunities; new revenue streams for rights holders and present routes to a regulated market for operators wishing to add this vertical to their offer. Amongst a host of opinion formers and thought leaders, Sports Betting USA will feature contributions from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, the American Gaming Association and former CEO of Liv