Sports Betting Regulators Association inaugural meeting to be held in Boston – Horse Racing News
The inaugural meeting of the Sports Betting Regulators Association will immediately follow the National Summer Conference of Betting State Legislators at Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts on Sunday, July 10, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
“Over the past four years, the legal expansion of sports betting has had and continues to have a profound impact on our sports, the public, related companies and jurisdictions that have licensed this explosive new market,” said the SBRA President Charles Moore, Executive Director of the Wyoming Gaming Commission.
“Regulators have common needs and challenges and we envision helping to develop possible solutions and a coordinated approach to issues that cross jurisdictional boundaries. We also envision a place where regulators can freely brainstorm challenges among themselves and formalize a way for regulated entities to provide information to the entire network before recommended policies or rules are finalized and proposed,” said Moore.
A common area of concern is the government’s role in protecting consumers or ensuring the integrity of competitions on which the public is allowed to bet. In many sports, anti-doping programs are not transparent and, in some cases, are the result of a collective agreement between a league and a players’ union.
Explosive allegations about the NBA subtly affecting the outcome of playoff games to boost television ratings contained in the podcast “Whistleblower: Who Fixed the NBA?” raise issues of transparency and integrity that all sports betting regulators need to consider going forward.
“Casinos and sports betting companies have a common interest with regulatory entities that consumer trust is not undermined by scandals resulting from a failure to implement common integrity standards that include transparency. public and are independently reviewed,” said Ed Martin, SBRA director and president of the International Association of Racing Stewards.
Twenty-one States will participate in the initial SBRA meeting. All Canadian States, Provinces and Tribal Regulatory Entities are welcome to register for the meeting using this link:
Participants can attend the meeting in person or online. Registration is compulsory for everyone.