SBC Events has announced the launch of the Player Protection Symposium in partnership with EPIC Risk Management, the first high-level event dedicated to building a robust gambling harm prevention ecosystem as legal sports betting and iGaming roll out across the US.
This Symposium will be held at Manhattan’s 40/40 Club on November 30 2021 and will bring together 100 C-level stakeholders from politics, the media, and the sports and gambling industries to discuss and present strategies to prevent gambling harm and discuss a unified approach to the issue.
Participants at the event include keynote speaker Craig Carton, the American radio personality and co-host of the Carton and Roberts sports radio program on WFAN, and former Michigan Legislator Brandt Iden, now Head of Government Affairs, US for Sportradar. There will also be panels featuring the Major Leagues and industry CEOs.
The invitation-only event will focus on a solution-based approach to gambling harm minimization, informed by the experience of problems in Europe’s long-established sports betting markets, and the training required to develop a sustainable industry in the US.
The need for a robust industry-wide approach to the prevention of gambling related harm has been emphasized recently as, according to the American Gaming Association, the US generated $1.5 billion in revenue from sports wagering in 2020. The country also saw 17.8 million people place online bets on March Madness 2021. Among them will have been sports fans placing their first-ever bet and many more having their first experience of the ease of online gambling.
Operators, regulators, affiliates, suppliers, sports leagues, and teams have the opportunity to work together and take collective responsibility for the protection of those sports fans as the legal US sports betting industry continues to grow. The Player Protection Symposium is specifically designed to help educate the leaders of those organizations about the most effective ways to do that.