NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to Headline Sports Betting Symposium

September 24, 2019

Sports and Gaming Partnerships Take Main Stage at Global Gaming Expo

LAS VEGAS — National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman will kick off the Sports Betting Symposium (SBS) program Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Global Gaming Expo (G2E) with a wide-ranging discussion on the convergence of sports and betting with industry leaders Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US; Greg Carlin, co-founder and CEO of Rush Street Gaming; and Matt King, CEO of FanDuel.

In this must-attend session, “Executive Viewpoints: NHL Commissioner Bettman and Leading Gaming Executives Discuss New Business Partnerships,” Bettman and leading gaming executives will share their viewpoints on the evolving sports-gaming relationship and the current and future value of new business partnerships.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to hear from Commissioner Bettman and leading industry executives during this momentous time for the sports and gaming industries,” said American Gaming Association President and CEO Bill Miller. “With so many new partnerships between leagues, teams and gaming entities, it will be invaluable to hear the insights of our converging industries represented on a single stage.”

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G2E is the premier gathering of the global gaming industry presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and organized by Reed Exhibitions. Now in its second year, the Sports Betting Symposium is slated to showcase an influential lineup of speakers including gaming operators, suppliers, leagues, teams, regulators, broadcasters, financial institutions and sports agencies. G2E’s SBS will bring together executives across the sports betting ecosystem to address the mutual interests of all stakeholders involved in the expansion of legalized, regulated sports betting in the U.S. View the complete SBS schedule here.

G2E will take place at the Las Vegas Sands Expo & Convention Center (Education: Oct. 14-17 | Expo Hall: Oct. 15-17). “Executive Viewpoints: A League Commissioner and Leading Executives Discuss New Business Partnerships” will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 10:30 a.m. PT on the Special Events Stage.

About Global Gaming Expo
Global Gaming Expo (G2E), the largest gathering of global, commercial and tribal gaming professionals in North America, showcases the latest developments in gaming technology and features new educational content that is fast-paced and actionable. Attendees will experience firsthand the new products and innovative technologies showcased on the expo floor. G2E has everything you need for your casino floor and across your entire operation—from traditional casino fare to nongaming amenities and digital products—G2E is where business growth is accelerated.

About AGA
The American Gaming Association is the premier national trade group representing the $261 billion U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.8 million jobs nationwide. AGA members include commercial and tribal casino operators, suppliers and other entities affiliated with the gaming industry. It is the mission of the AGA to achieve sound policies and regulations consistent with casino gaming’s modern appeal and vast economic contributions.

About the NHL
The National Hockey League (NHL®), founded in 1917, consists of 31 Member Clubs and proudly welcomes its 32nd franchise, based in Seattle, for the 2021-22 season. Each team roster reflects the League’s international makeup with players from more than 20 countries represented, all vying for the most cherished and historic trophy in professional sports – the Stanley Cup®. Gary Bettman has served the NHL as Commissioner since February 1, 1993 and has guided the world’s top professional hockey league to more than $5 billion in annual revenues and partnerships with more than 40 blue chip corporate sponsors. Every year, the NHL entertains more than 670 million fans in-arena and through its partners on national television and radio; more than 151 million followers - league, team and player accounts combined - across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube; and more than 100 million fans online at NHL.com. The League broadcasts games in more than 160 countries and territories through its rightsholders including NBC/NBCSN and the NHL Network in the U.S., Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, Viasat in the Nordic Region and CCTV and Tencent in China. The NHL reaches fans worldwide with games available online in every country including via its live and on-demand streaming service NHL.TV™. Having entered the esports world in 2018, the League hosts the NHL Gaming World Championship annually, drawing record digital streaming audiences during the 2019 campaign. Fans are engaged across the League’s digital assets on mobile devices via the free NHL® App; across nine social media platforms; on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio; and on NHL.com, available in eight languages and featuring unprecedented access to player and team statistics as well as every regular-season and playoff game box score dating back to the League’s inception, powered by SAP. The NHL is committed to building healthy and vibrant communities through the sport of hockey by increasing youth participation and engagement; fostering positive family experiences; promoting inclusion, positive culture and leadership; and supporting sustainable community impact.

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