The inaugural meeting of the Sports Betting Regulators Association will be held at Westin Copley Place on July 10.
US.- The inaugural meeting of the Sports Betting Regulators Association (SBRA) will take place at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts on July 10, 2023. It will be held immediately after the summer National Conference of Legislators from Gaming States.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International said the event will discuss common areas of concern, including the role of government in providing consumer protections on the integrity of the contests the public is allowed to wager on.
SBRA chair and executive director of the Wyoming Gaming Commission Charles Moore said: “During the last four years the legal expansion of sports betting has and continues to have a profound impact on our sports, the public, related companies, and the jurisdictions that have authorized this explosive new market.
“Regulatory agencies have common needs and challenges and we envision helping to develop possible solutions and a coordinated approach to matters that cross jurisdictional boundaries. We also envision a place where regulators can brainstorm challenges freely amongst themselves and formalize a way for the regulated entities to provide input to the entire network before recommended policies or rules are finalized and put forward.”
Ed Martin, SBRA manager and president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, added: “Casinos and sport betting companies have a common interest with the regulatory entities that consumer confidence is not undermined by scandals resulting from a failure to implement common integrity standards that include public transparency and are independently reviewed”.
Ohio to launch sports betting on January 1
The Ohio Casino Control Commission has set January 1 as the date for the launch of sports betting in the state. Governor Mike DeWine signed the legislation to allow sports betting following approval of House Bill 29 by the House and Senate last December.
Ohio Casino Control Commission executive director Matt Schuler said: “January 1 will represent the largest expansion of gaming in Ohio’s history and the largest ever simultaneous launch of sports gaming in the United States.”