FIRST CLASS GAMBLING INDUSTRY SUMMIT
➥Gaming Summit North America (#GSNA)- 22 June 2021
➥Gaming Summit Latin America (#GSLATAM) - 23 June 2021
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Explore the state of the gambling industry in North America and Latin America
Starting 2021, Gaming Americas’ annual summit will be hosted under the “Summits by Gaming Americas” brand and will consist of two events:
- 22 June, 2021 – Gaming Summit North America (#GSNA2021)
- 23 June, 2021 – Gaming Summit Latin America (#GSLATAM2021)
Summits by Gaming Americas is bringing you the opportunity to dive into quality discussions which focus on compliance updates in North and Latin America.
Built on the success of the first edition (Sports Betting & Casino Summit North America) which took place in 2020, we are excited to add a full day of discussions about the Latin American gambling industry as part of the content coverage on GamingAmericas.com.
Get the answers to all your burning questions during the conference from leading experts of the industry.
The 2021 Summit’s education program will feature presentations by leading experts in iGaming, sports betting, new technologies, casino/online integration, loyalty/rewards, mobile gaming, lottery, data/analytics, regulatory and legal, finance, community gaming, and more.
We are always bringing smart discussions to the table
Regulators, Operators, Suppliers, Marketing Managers, C-Level Executives, Policy Makers and more...
From operators to software providers, suppliers, marketing managers, CEOs and policymakers, all are uniting for a two days of talks that inspire gambling industry shareholders to stay on top the current situation and discuss the latest trends, meet their next client or partner, and connect with other people interested in the future of sports betting, casino, lottery, marketing, compliance and more. What about you? Are you among them?
Learn from genuine world-class experts and way seers
Leading industry experts share their knowledge about the state of the gambling industry in North and Latin America.
Meet achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem
Opportunity for +2000 like-minded industry peers to engage in a global expansion by using an international business sphere that focuses on B2B services and more.
Quality networking and learning opportunities
Quality networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication by using a cutting-edge intuitive virtual conference platform.
Our +2000 attendees are looking to stay on top of the latest trends, meet their next client or partner, and connect with other people interested in the future of the gambling industry in North and Latin America.
Here are some of the already confirmed speakers:
Adrianna Cuccinello is a proven executive leader, operations director and compliance officer with strong expertise in business development and multi-jurisdictional regulations. Starting her career in Finance and Risk Management, she has transferred her skills easily and has become a highly skilled executive for the igaming and sportsbook business.
Adrianna has started her igaming experience with Golden Nugget who is number 1 in the igaming industry. She was responsible for building all DGE required Internal Controls, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as well as training the staff in Customer Service and Fraud operations utilizing her strong Risk and Fraud background.
Adrianna has been utilized for multiple start-ups which include building and overseeing all business development and operations for Resorts Casino/Mohegan Sun Casino, Caesars online casino, Ocean Resort Casino, BetAmerica and Wynn Casino.
Along with strong operations and regulatory compliance experience; Adrianna has worked handling commercial business with GAN as a Senior Account Manager. Her clients included Borgata, Parx, Ocean Resort, Twin River, Maryland Live, San Manuel, Winstar, Turning Stone, Stations, Empire and lastly Betfair. She has grown strong relationships as well as a strong technical knowledge of igaming platforms.
During Adrianna’s career consulting in start-ups, She has been able to become an expert in all platforms that are currently being utilized by the igaming market as well working with current igaming partners to implement sportsbook technology.
Andrew Crowe is the SVP of Business Development for Sightline Payments, with over 30 years of global payments experience including card issuing, merchant acquiring, and processing solutions for the regulated gaming and lottery industries.
Previously, he served as VP of Market Development for Worldpay Gaming, building out new market verticals, with an emphasis on the North American Lottery industry. Prior to this, he was VP of Payments and iLottery Business Development for IGT Global Solutions, where he launched the US lottery industry’s first integrated player card prepaid program and established and managed payment processing for the first internet lottery sales platforms in the US. Before joining IGT, Andrew held various product strategy and management positions across such industry leaders as Mastercard and JPMorgan Chase.
Fernando Sussesso is Nuvei’s Sales Manager LATAM, Digital Payments. Based in São Paulo, Brazil, Fernando is responsible for guiding Nuvei’s sales and marketing campaigns throughout the LATAM market. Fernando has more than five years of experience in the payment industry, speaks four languages including Spanish and Mandarin, and holds a BSc from the Federal University of ABC and a degree in industrial engineering from the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In his spare time, he enjoys learning new languages, reading personal development books, snowboarding and playing guitar.
As Latin America Government Relations and Business Development Representative, Georges Didier consolidates and strengthens GLI’s relationship with gaming regulators, manufacturers and operators. His professional background includes working in operations and commercial areas for various gaming companies. He has successfully introduced new products to local markets and has conducted independent consultancies. He also has public sector administrative experience. Didier specialized in management development at the Pacífico del Perú University.
Cristian is the Head of Sales LATAM at Play’n GO.
Working closely with regulators and operators across the region, Cristian helps to bring players entertainment through negotiating bespoke agreements that unlock Play’n GO’s industry-leading titles and server-based gaming solution OMNY® in regulated marketplaces.
Cristian has 20 years of Sales and Business Development experience in LATAM, across the Gaming, Telecom and SW Development industries. He also holds an MBA in International Business from Thunderbird.
As Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development Representative for Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®), José Carlos Figueroa maintains relationships with GLI’s regulatory clients and gaming suppliers. Figueroa delivers quality presentations on gaming regulation processes and procedures. He is also responsible for drafting policies, legislation, and regulations. Additionally, Figueroa performs on-site inspections of gaming equipment, gaming systems, and associated components to verify compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.
Before joining GLI, Figueroa served as Deputy Gaming Director for the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC). In this role, he evaluated, supervised, and coordinated the activities of the Gaming Division Fiscalization Area. This included the implementation of regulations and electronic games, investigations, licensing, and compliance programs. He developed new technology processes and training programs and approved technical standards for slot machines, gaming systems, and electronic devices operating in Puerto Rican casinos. Additionally, Figueroa developed and implemented guidelines for auditing slot machines, slot systems, and network assessments.
Figueroa also served as licensing supervisor and gaming officer overseeing the operations of the PRTC’s Enterprise and Employee License Unit. In this capacity, he developed and supervised investigations on license applications and casino franchise violations. Figueroa also analyzed changes to and implementation of casino internal controls and standard operating procedures. He also was a project manager for the development of gaming regulations and business intelligence applications of the Gaming Division. Additionally, he was the liaison between the Gaming Division and U.S. and international gaming jurisdictions.
Previously, Figueroa was an accounting officer and emergency management coordinator for Hotel Development Corporation. He was responsible for the full accounting cycle for the corporation and its hotels. He also validated and reviewed new project feasibility studies. Additionally, he coordinated with government and law enforcement agencies and municipalities in the event of an emergency.
Figueroa majored in Accounting at the University of Puerto Rico, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He also holds certifications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in financial background investigation techniques, slot analysis, and Sports Betting. Additionally, he is certified by FEMA as a Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT).
Gerente de Modernizaci’n y Tecnolog’as de la Informaci’n en Loter’a de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Analista de Sistemas de Informaci’n, especialista en gesti’n integral de proyectos de dise’o e implementaci’n de procesos complejos y aplicaci’n de mejores pr’cticas. Cuenta una extensa experiencia en grandes consultoras como Deloitte, BDO e IBM, abarcando gran variedad de industrias: consumo masivo, qu’mica, agroindustrial, alimentaci’n etc. Fue Gerente de Sistemas de Loter’a Nacional y actualmente ocupa el cargo de Gerente de Modernizaci’n y Tecnolog’as de la Informaci’n en Loter’a de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, liderando los equipos de trabajo vinculados a la modernizaci’n de la organizaci’n.
Richard is a Senior Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Manager at Playtech focusing on Playtech’s B2B business. He is part of Playtech’s safer gambling team and works with Product teams to develop innovative products and services that deliver greater protection for consumers. He also works closely with other gambling businesses and gambling support services to raise standards in the industry and make gambling safer. Richard also supports Playtech’s compliance function, utilizing his technical expertise to ensure the business meets high standards of compliance in regulated markets. Prior to joining Playtech, Richard spent 11 years at the Gambling Commission where he led the Commission’s online gambling team in developing the framework for online gambling regulation in Britain.
A highly accomplished and results driven PR/Communications Leader with extensive experience across major U.S. corporations with unique start-up exposure. I possess multifaceted expertise in Corporate Communications, Media Relations, Crisis Communications, Social Media Strategy and as a Company Spokesperson.
I am skilled in establishing, nurturing and maintaining relationships at all levels, including at C-Suite level of U.S. corporations – including the NFL, News Corp and Caesars.
✓ One of a dozen equity owners at CIE; a start-up built into a business that sold for $4.4 billion in 2016.
✓ Launched CIE social media channels and grew to hundreds of thousands of followers.
✓ Served as the NFL’s key internal executive, along with a league lawyer, leading the effort to increase distribution for the NFL Network cable channel. Acted as an operational “quarterback” successfully increasing cable penetration five-fold to more than 52 million homes. At more than $1 a month in fees, the increased distribution added half a billion dollars in annual value.
✓ Led launch of Fox Sports’ new national sports talk show; ‘Best Damn Sports Show Period’-Generated significant publicity to help make the show the highest rated for the network at the time.
✓ Significantly reduced costs at Marcy’N Me resulting in increased annual gross profit margin of 3% for two consecutive years – which brought the business from break even, to profitable.
An expert in identifying, building and developing business relationships with companies around the globe. Special focus in the LatAm market with over 10 years experience in both B2B and B2C operations. Creative and innovative thinker, bringing energy, enthusiasm and leadership to problem solving. Exceptional team-builder and mentor, while adept at managing cross-functional teams. Client-focused, with a natural ability to build strong partner and customer relationships in order to achieve a common strategic vision. Other strengths include versatility, adaptability and leadership. Ability to manage multiple projects.
Neil Montgomery is the Founding and Managing Partner of Brazilian law firm Montgomery & Associados (www.montgomery.adv.br), at which he heads the law firm’s Minds Sports, Draws, Gaming, Betting and Lottery Practice Group. The firm, which pioneers the innovative business model of Lean Full Service – LFS®, is headquartered in São Paulo and has a presence in Rio de Janeiro. It is the only Brazilian full service law firm with a dedicated team specializing in gaming and betting. Neil represents Brazil as a General Member at IMGL, is a published author and a regular speaker at international gaming and betting events. He has worked as a lawyer in London and São Paulo and specializes on advising multinational companies in investing and doing business in Brazil and Brazilian companies expanding their businesses overseas. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ryan has covered sports betting legislation since May 2018. A two-time Associated Press Sports Editors award winner, he has reported on sports and politics since 2012. A University of Florida graduate, he still spends every fall Saturday watching his beloved Gators.
Senior Director of Legal & Compliance with Mazooma, a fintech company providing payment solutions for online gambling operators across the globe.
Previously, I was an Associate Lawyer in the Toronto office of the international law firm Dickinson Wright, providing strategic legal advice to clients in highly regulated industries. My practice primarily focused on advising clients involved in land-based and online gambling of the requirements related to licensing, compliance and governance, and risk mitigation.
I am a published author of the Canada chapter for LexisNexis’ Gaming Law and Practice Book, Chambers and Partners’ Gaming, Gambling and Licensing Practice Guide for Canada, and various articles in gaming publications. I am also an adjunct professor with the University of New Hampshire, teaching its Global Regulation of Sports Betting Course under their Sports Wagering and Integrity Certificate Program. I speak at various conferences worldwide and have provided commentary to media outlets such as The Globe and Mail and the National Post, on the potential legalization of single-event sports betting in Canada.
Dr. Mintas is a C-Level Executive and serves as an independent advisor in the sports and technology industry, including the sports betting, digital sports, and fan engagement sector. Her focus is on the use of emerging technologies and developments and how those are changing sports, society, and consumer behavior and lead to new revenue streams.
She is a global thought leader on sports data, sports betting legislation, regulation, and sports integrity with speaker engagements around the world including Europe, Australia, North America, Central America, and Asia. She published more than 100+ legal publications in the top academic and professional journals about sports betting and sports law. She serves as Guest Professor at several Universities such as Columbia University NYC, St John’s University NYC, the University of New Hampshire, and Humboldt University Berlin/Germany on topics such as Sports Law and Sports Integrity.
Dr. Mintas received for her personal achievements the Leaders in Sports U 40 Award, the SBJ Game Changers Award, and the International Award for Women in the Gaming Industry – Inspiration of the Year 2018. She was named one of 25 executives to watch in 2019 by the Global Gaming Business GBB magazine, selected as SBJ´s Power Player Sports Betting 2019 and Business Insider´s Leaders of the Sports Betting Industry 2019.
Dr. Mintas is a lawyer by trade. Over the last years, she served as the Deputy President of Sportradar US, the global technology company that is the leader in analyzing and leveraging the power of sports data. She managed 350+ employees with offices in New York, Minneapolis, Menlo Park, and San Francisco. During that time, Sportradar was valued at $2.4 Bn USD. Sportradar applies technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence to drive data insights on a variety of business verticals for the creation of unique experiences across platforms in real-time.
She is experienced in managing high-level relationships with league partners in the US such as NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, NASCAR, MLS, CONCACAF, and several others on a global level including FIFA and UEFA and with clients such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, AP, Yahoo, Deutsche Bank, Allianz, DraftKings, FanDuel, etc.
Dr. Mintas previously worked several years at the international law firm White & Case LLP in Berlin, Germany, and specialized i.a. in Sports Law, Gambling Law, Compliance, and Litigation. She wrote her Ph.D. in Betting via the Internet in Europe which became a well-recognized book in its field. Previously, she was the Head of Legal and Head of International Development for FIFA’s Early Warning System (FIFA EWS) in Zurich, Switzerland and the first Director of Sports Integrity at CONCACAF, the governing body for Soccer in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean is responsible for all 41-member countries including the US, Canada, and Mexico. In both positions, at FIFA and at CONCACAF, Dr. Mintas used data to prevent, detect, investigate, and sanction match manipulations in sports that are linked to sports betting.
Innovative, energetic, and experienced professional with extensive background in sports data, analytics, betting and related technologies.
Expertise includes delivering platforms and product and leading strategic drives through to implementation. Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining organization and compliance. Passionate about using best practices to enhance both client and internal experiences.
Possesses strong management qualities with a firm belief in servant leadership and the creation of a winning team through diversity and open dialogue. Has excellent communication skills including public speaking engagements, strategy sessions, and the creation of training programs/workshops.
Matt Davey has been active for over 25 years within the digital media, sports, entertainment, leisure and gaming ecosystems, with additional specialist experience in government and regulatory roles. He is an experienced public company executive officer who has overseen more than ten mergers and acquisitions and over $1.2 billion in debt and equity capital raised to support the companies he has led.
Most recently, Mr. Davey was CEO of SG Digital, the digital division of Scientific Games Corp. (“Scientific Games”) (Nasdaq: SGMS). SG Digital was established following the $631m purchase in 2018 by Scientific Games of NYX Gaming Group Ltd (“NYX”) (formerly TSXV: NYX), where Mr. Davey served as CEO.
As CEO of NYX, Mr. Davey developed and executed a corporate strategy that generated strong revenue growth. He shaped company strategy to focus on digital gaming supplier platforms and content that provided myriad gaming operators with the underlying gaming and sports betting systems for their online businesses. In 2014, Mr. Davey oversaw the initial public offering of NYX, and subsequently led the company through seven acquisitions which established NYX as one of the fastest growing global B2B real-money digital gaming and sports betting platforms.
Lloyd is the Founder & Managing Partner of Sharp Alpha Advisors, a consultancy and advisory firm specializing in sports betting startups, venture capital, M&A, and technology.
He is also the Chairman & Founder of the International Consortium for the Ethical Development of Artificial Intelligence, a 501(c)(3) non-profit NGO dedicated to ensuring that rapid developments in the field of AI are made with a keen eye toward the long-term interests of humanity.
Lloyd is an accomplished TEDx speaker and a frequent guest on acclaimed podcasts, recently having appeared on AI in the Wild, The Business of Betting Podcast, GambleOn, Sports Predictor, and The Knup Sports Show. He is also the Co-Host of The AI Experience, a podcast providing an accessible analysis of relevant AI news and topics.
His advisory firm provides critical strategic guidance to startups, investors, and financial institutions in the sports gaming space while also serving as an independent touchpoint between the world’s most prominent gaming operators, suppliers, regulators, venture capital funds, and angel syndicates.
Lloyd serves as the Co-Chairman of the CompTIA AI Advisory Council, a committee of preeminent thought leaders focused on establishing industry best practices that benefit businesses while protecting consumers. He previously managed institutional portfolios for BlackRock, data science initiatives for Samsung, and Machine Learning engines for sportsbook operators.
Wayne Kimmel is a sports tech venture capitalist, entrepreneur and author of Six Degrees of Wayne Kimmel.
He is the Managing Partner of SeventySix Capital, the venture capital company he founded in 1999, and invests in startup consumer facing tech companies in the sports tech, esports, and sports betting industries. Among the Fortune 500 companies that have acquired his portfolio companies are Aramark, Intel, IBM, Walgreens and Yahoo!
Wayne leads the SeventySix Capital Athlete Venture Group, which allows professional athletes to invest, learn, and work directly with top sports tech startups and entrepreneurs. The firm aims to bridge the gap between athletes, entrepreneurs, and investors by creating opportunities for athletes to become tech investors and for entrepreneurs to access the financial and social capital that professional athletes have to offer. SeventySix Capital also has a partnership with Rubicon Talent, a sports marketing and talent agency based in New York City.
Wayne has been named a Top Innovator by Philadelphia Magazine and is on the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Power 100 list.
He is on the Board of Einstein Healthcare Network and was on the Board of Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
Wayne is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park and the Delaware Law School. He is passionate about sports and working to make the world a better place.
MARK HEMMERLE is Vice President, Gaming & Compliance Counsel for Shift4 Payments. With more than 20 years gaming and payments experience, he was General Counsel, Asst. General Manager and General Manager for two casinos under Hyatt (Hotels) Gaming Management Group including Grand Victoria Casino and subsequently opened and ran Indiana Live! Casino in Shelbyville, Indiana. Mark joined Worldpay (formerly Vantiv Gaming Solutions) in 2014 and was instrumental in building out the payments space for lawful gaming and gambling payment transactions.
Rich has served in executive and board positions in the gaming industry where he successfully built and directed their US digital operations in the Social, iGaming, Sports Betting, Skill, DFS, and ADW markets. In these positions, he has been responsible for launching best-in-class gaming platforms and leading brands across the gaming universe. He has held long-term consulting positions with leading sports broadcasters, game developers, and international gaming platforms advising these businesses on how to develop their position in the US Sports Betting and iGaming markets.
Rich serves as a Non-Executive Board Member with Webis Holdings PLC, and VP of Strategic Partnerships for the FinTech innovation company Interchecks.
Elizabeth is a registered Rhode Island Lobbyist and has represented numerous corporations and trade associations. She has advocated on behalf of clients before the Rhode Island General Assembly on issues ranging from corporate and personal income taxation, insurance regulations, health care regulation and business issues. She has experience in drafting both legislation and amendments to legislation to assist clients with achieving their legislative objectives.
Elizabeth has also successfully represented businesses, individuals and non-profit organizations before Rhode Island administrative agencies on a wide range of issues.
Elizabeth represents a broad range of institutional and individual clients, both at the trial and appellate level, with a special focus on medical malpractice defense, long term care facility defense and insurance claims and coverage matters.
Elizabeth was selected for inclusion on the list of Rhode Island Rising Stars by Super Lawyers in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Adam leads a passionate full-time team of seven at iRival Media, all of whom bring significant experience to the US following successful careers in the relatively mature Australian and European gambling markets. That team is supported by a dedicated network of consultants and contributors who form what is sure to be a formidable player in the US online sports betting landscape.
Daniel Wallach is the founder of Wallach Legal LLC, a law firm devoted principally to the burgeoning field of sports wagering and gaming law in the United States. Known as “The Sports Betting Attorney,” Dan has counseled professional sports teams, sports betting operators, fantasy sports companies, sports data providers, integrity monitoring companies, casinos, racetracks, video game manufacturers, and start-up companies in navigating the complexities of U.S. gambling laws and regulations.
He also speaks regularly to lawmakers and policymakers seeking guidance on the policy aspects of sports betting legislation. He has testified before the California Legislature, the Kentucky Legislature, and the New York Senate as a subject matter expert on legal issues relating to sports betting. Dan was also a featured panelist at the 2018 Summer Meeting of the National Conference of State Legislators from the Gaming States, where he was part of a panel discussion on the nuances related to possible sports betting legislation emerging in the wake of the Murphy v. NCAA decision.
Dan is the co-founding director of the University of New Hampshire School of Law’s Sports Wagering and Integrity Program, the nation’s first law school certificate program dedicated to the regulatory and legal aspects of sports wagering. He is an adjunct professor of law at two ABA-accredited law schools: the University of New Hampshire School of Law and the University of Miami School of Law, where he designed the nation’s first law school course programs centered on sports betting law and regulation
Dan is a general member of the prestigious International Masters of Gaming Law (known as the IMGL), an invitation-only organization for attorneys who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated performance and publishing in gaming law, significant gaming clientele, and substantial participation in the gaming industry.
As one of the nation’s foremost legal authorities in the field of sports gambling, Dan has become the “go-to” attorney to discuss sports gambling in the national media. He has been cited over 1,000 times by media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Boston Globe, ESPN and Sports Illustrated. Dan has been interviewed over 300 times on radio and television, including by ESPN’s Outside The Lines, The Dan LeBatard Show, The Dan Patrick Show, and The Tony Bruno Show. He regularly appears on sports and news radio stations around the country to discuss the legalization of sports betting and the latest sports law controversies of the day.
Dan is a legal analyst and contributing writer for The Athletic, and serves on the editorial and advisory board of LawInSport. He is the host of Conduct Detrimental, a weekly sports law podcast that explores the latest sports-legal controversies with a hard-hitting look at on and off the field legal battles that are shaping professional and collegiate sports.
Dan is also a seasoned litigator and appellate attorney. He is Board Certified in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar and is AV-Rated (the highest level attainable) by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a 1991 graduate of Hofstra University School of Law, where he graduated with distinction (top 2% of his graduating class) and was Notes and Comments Editor of the Hofstra Law Review.
Dan began his legal career as the judicial law clerk for the Honorable Jacob Mishler, the former chief judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Upon the conclusion of his one-year clerkship, Dan joined the New York office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where he was a member of the Business and Securities Litigation Department (which, at the time, was the nation’s largest law firm practice group devoted to the practice of federal securities litigation). Prior to forming his own law firm, Dan was a shareholder at Becker & Poliakoff, where he practiced for nearly 20 years, concentrating in business and appellate litigation and representing clients in the regulated gaming industry.
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A nine-year veteran at Yahoo, Jon has spent his tenure at the company in various capacities of Business Development and Operations. For the last 3 years Jon has led the Rivals subscription business alongside the Business Ops & Strategy team for Yahoo Sports, Fantasy, and Betting. Based in Los Angeles, his life-long loyalties lie with the Los Angeles Dodgers and his alma mater USC.
Minty Bets is Yahoo Sports’ lead betting reporter and analyst. She was born and raised in Las Vegas, a world where sports betting is a way of life. She entered the space in 2018 when she joined the media company Wager Talk as a betting host. Since then she has generated a very large audience on social media by creating both original and relatable betting content. Minty loves sports, flowers, and all types of dogs. You can follow her on twitter @MintyBets
Sarah Crennan is the VP & Head of Content for Yahoo Sports where she is living her passions for both sports and digital content. Sarah leads the video, editorial and social teams at Yahoo Sports in shaping the content strategy and partners closely with teams across Verizon to realize that vision through partnerships, monetization and tech. Named to the inaugural “Crain’s Notable Women in the Business of Sports” in 2019, Sarah continues to develop innovative ways to match sports storytelling to shifting audience behaviors.
Prior to her role with Yahoo Sports, Sarah was the Senior Director of Content Partnerships and Business Development at AOL where she oversaw the strategy and ongoing management for premium content partners. Sarah also held positions at AOL as Director of Marketing for AOL Video, where she oversaw the annual Newfront event, and Chief of Staff to AOL’s CEO.
Sarah is a passionate women’s lacrosse fan, having played at her alma mater, Georgetown University. She currently remains active with the sport as an on-air analyst for women’s lacrosse games, having covered games for CBS Sports, ESPN, and NCAA. Sarah is an active member of the Hashtag Sports Diversity & Inclusion Committee and spends a lot of time advocating for gender equality and increasing visibility of diverse talent in sports media. Born and raised in Annapolis, MD, Sarah now resides outside of New York City with her husband Kyle, two sons Ryan and James, and daughter Audrey.
Geoff Reiss is the GM of Yahoo Sports. His career in media has spanned digital, print, television and live events and he’s helped shape some of the most innovative and successful media businesses in sports.
After spending six years at Spy Magazine he joined Starwave, a digital media and technology company founded by Paul Allen. While at Starwave, Reiss oversaw the launch of ESPN.com, NFL.com, NBA.com and NASCAR.com and managed the creation of ESPN’s Fantasy and Insider products.
While at ESPN he managed ESPN the Magazine, oversaw the development and acquisition of the Peabody Award winning documentary Black Magic and led ESPN’s licensing efforts including the company’s groundbreaking deal with Electronic Arts.
After leaving ESPN Reiss was the CEO of the Professional Bowlers Association, led sports partnerships at Twitter and grew early stage digital media companies as a consultant and board member.
Reiss leads Yahoo Sports and works with Verizon, Verizon Media’s corporate parent developing the next generation of digital sports experiences for fans across all platforms in all territories.
Neil Erlick is the Chief Corporate Development Officer at Nuvei, where he oversees strategic business development in key industry verticals, corporate partnerships, as well as enhancing the Company’s overall growth in the U.S. regulated gaming market. Mr. Erlick spent nearly two decades in senior leadership roles at Paysafe Group, most recently having served as Executive Vice President of Business Development. Supporting global gaming operators, he helped grow the company from a start-up to a multibillion-dollar enterprise. Neil has facilitated partnerships with professional sports teams and leagues, as well as brokered transformational deals in high growth digital sectors. Having worked closely with the card brands and payment stakeholders, Neil has helped collaborate, educate and pioneer industry awareness to the U.S. sports betting industry, following the Supreme Court ruling in 2018 to end the federal ban. In 2015, Neil was elected to the Board of Directors of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) and was named in Global Gaming Business Magazine’s 2017 class of 40 Under 40. Neil currently sits on the Board of Directors of the American Gaming Association.
Tammi Barlow is Director of Responsible Gaming and Corporate Social Responsibility for Caesars Entertainment (formerly William Hill US), the largest gaming entertainment company in the U.S In her role, Tammi organizes, communicates, and coordinates internal and external responsible gaming campaigns for the company, ensures responsible gaming compliance with regulatory requirements in various jurisdictions, supports internal business clients with compliance of responsible gaming regulations, and manages key relationships in the gambling treatment and advocacy community. In 2020, Tammi’s role was expanded to include diversity and inclusion, and community initiatives.
Before joining Caesars Entertainment (formally William Hill), for nearly nine years, Tammi was the Manager of Responsible Gaming and Corporate Social Responsibility for IGT. In her role, she managed CSR programs for more than 12,000 employees worldwide which included responsible gaming, sustainability, and community relations.
Her educational background includes an MBA with a focus on integrated marketing communications from Roosevelt University, and a Bachelors degree, with a focus on communications and journalism from Chicago State University.
Keith S. Whyte became the Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) in October 1998. NCPG is the national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families. .
Previously, Mr. Whyte served as Director of Research for the American Gaming Association where he was responsible for research and public policy issues, including problem gambling. His additional experience includes the American Bar Association’s Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities where he dealt with policy issues relating to civil rights, human rights, healthcare, and immigration law. He began his career working on healthcare policy in the office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Keith graduated from Hampden-Sydney College with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Certificate in International Relations. He also studied at Leiden University, the Netherlands.
Mr. Whyte has presented in 39 US states and 26 countries. He has written numerous articles, studies and book chapters on gaming issues. In addition, Keith has testified four times before the United States Congress on gambling-related legislation. He regularly discusses gaming issues in national and international print, radio and broadcast media
With a prominent career in state and federal public affairs, William J. Pascrell, III ESQ is more commonly known as BPIII, is a partner with the Princeton Public Affairs Group, Inc. BPIII has worked as Counsel to the Governor of New Jersey, Chief of Staff for a member of Congress, and was Passaic County Counsel from January 1998-2019 with support from both sides of the political aisle. As County Counsel, BPIII drafted and worked to get the Freeholders to adopt the toughest ethics code in New Jersey. BPIII has held various positions on political campaigns at the federal and state level including New Jersey Governors James Florio, Jon Corzine, and Dick Codey. Additionally, he has worked at a senior level on the Presidential campaigns of Bill Clinton, Al Gore, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama.
BPIII is a founder and sits on the Board of Freedom Bank, a federally and state-chartered New Jersey bank. Along with these distinctions BPIII also serves on the Board of Directors of the NJ Community Development Corporation, Habitat for Humanity, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, North Jersey Country Club, and the United Way of Passaic County.
BPIII graduated in 1982 from Don Bosco Technical High School in Paterson, Rutgers University Cum Laude with a BA in 1986, Seton Hall Law School with a JD in 1989, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University with an MPA in 1992. Bill was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1990 and is a member of the bar in Washington DC and has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
In 1991 BPIII was selected as a delegate to the American Council of Young Political Leaders exchange program to Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China. In 1992 he was also a Leadership NJ Fellow.
BPIII has worked on behalf of many industries in both Trenton, New Jersey, and Washington DC including Pharmaceutical, Petroleum, Energy, Transportation, Law Enforcement, Health Care along with major development projects.
In the area of gaming and casino, BPIII has various gaming interests throughout the United States, Europe, South America, Canada, and Israel. His clients include Trump, Pinnacle, The AC Chamber of Commerce, The NJ Casino Association, Sportech, Playtech, Camelot Lottery, Hard Rock Casinos, IMEGA, High 5 Games, Global Betting Exchange, Cashbet, Ezugi, PickLive, Line Gaming Holdings, Game Sports Network, The New Meadowlands Racetrack, Liberty Rising Casino, The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, OTG Management, Rational Services, Vote Yes on Sports Betting in NJ Coalition and Poker Stars. He has become the state’s top expert with regards to internet gaming issues and has recently lead the campaign to pass an NJ Sports Betting law after a successful statewide referendum campaign which BPIII managed. BPIII continues to advise the Christie Administration, and the NJ State Legislature on the ongoing federal lawsuit involving sports betting, the NFL et. al. vs. Chris Christie.
Most notably BPIII leads a multi-year campaign to pass the New Jersey On-Line Gaming Act recently signed into law by Governor Chris Christie. BPIII is also a member of the GiGSE (Global Internet Gaming and Sports Experts) Board of Advisors.
BPIII is also Executive Director of the newly formed AI2G American Institute for i-Gaming which was founded to promote legal, regulated Internet gambling at the state, tribal and federal levels through education, research advocacy, and outreach to government and other key stakeholders in the United States.
BP3 spearheaded the strategic alliance between H2 Gambling Capital and Princeton Public Affairs Group, Inc. (PPAG). The alliance merges H2 Gambling Capital, the leading authority regarding market data and operator intelligence in the gambling industry globally, with PPAG, the leading strategic advisory, government and public affairs, legal services and communications firm in the US gaming industry. This alliance will promote and support these joint ventures unique, global, and leading-edge professional services in the US. The alliance will leverage BP3’s credibility and extensive direct hands-on experience with respect to the US sports betting industry to deliver the highest quality market data and operator intelligence to the emerging regulated sports betting marketplace.
The political web site, Politics NJ, named BPIII in their Power List of top 100 political players in New Jersey. In 2003, NJBIZ magazine featured Bill in its annual Forty Under 40 edition. For the past 10 years, NJBIZ has recognized 40 young men and women for their outstanding contributions to the New Jersey Business Community. BPIII is the star of the weekly show “The Battling Bills” which is on every Sunday on Comcast CN8. He is also a regular political commentator on talk shows like “It’s Your Call” with Lynn Doyle, “Diner Politics” with Laura Jones, News 12’s “Power and Politics” and has participated in live Court TV Internet discussions. In 2005 BPIII was nominated for a Mid-Atlantic Emmy award for performance on the “Battling Bills” weekly national political show.
Martin Lycka is Director of Regulatory Affairs at GVC Holdings as well as the founder and trustee of the GVC Foundation US and the GVC Global Foundation. He has advised global listed gambling businesses in a variety of legal and regulatory roles for over 11 years. Martin also serves on a number of boards, including the EGBA and the German Online Casino Association. He is the 2019 Global Awards Head of Regulatory Awards of the Year Award winner and has been recently named one of the 40 under 40 Emerging Gaming Leaders, Class 2020-21.
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