(PRESS RELEASE) — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will share his vision for the future of sports betting in the state at next month’s Betting on Sports America conference, the biggest sports wagering trade event in the U.S.
Murphy, who will make a keynote address to the conference, being held across 23-25 April, joins a stellar cast of thought leaders and innovators drawn from the global sports betting industry and U.S. political arena. The core of the event is being held at Meadowlands Exposition Center in New Jersey, with networking parties in both NJ and NYC.
SBC organises the world’s biggest sports betting trade events in Europe and the United States via its event brand, SBCEvents.com. SBC also manages a network of betting and gaming industry news portals including SBCAmericas.com, an online news and analysis resource dedicated to the developing sports betting industries in North and South Americas.
The Governor’s inclusion at Betting on Sports America is entirely fitting given the vital role New Jersey played in getting legal sports betting onto the statute books. As a long standing supporter of sports betting, he not only championed its legalisation, but was instrumental in ensuring that the regulation was workable in a real world sense and, above all else, fair.
Commenting on his forthcoming attendance at Betting on Sports America, Murphy said, “It is my pleasure to address delegates from the international sports betting industry who will join us here in New Jersey for the inaugural Betting on Sports America conference. We are immensely proud of the integral part that New Jersey played in taking down PASPA and in doing so laying the solid foundations for legal sports wagering to be enjoyed by Americans across the nation. New Jersey has been a sports betting success story, and we hope that other states seeking to go legal will replicate that positive experience.”
SBC CEO and Founder Rasmus Sojmark heralded the Governor’s involvement in the discussions, saying, “We are delighted to have someone with the huge political standing and stature of Phil Murphy join us for what will be an unmissable event. The Governor will play a fundamental part in shaping and delivering legal sports wagering for New Jersey and we’re looking forward with high anticipation to his keynote address at Betting on Sports America.”
When Murphy signed New Jersey’s sports betting bill into law, he set in motion a new era for the Garden State’s casinos and racetracks, enabling them to attract new business and new fans, and giving a boost to their long-term financial prospects. Avid soccer fan Murphy also placed the historic first legal sports wager at Oceanport’s Monmouth Park racetrack with a $20 bet on Germany to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup and $20 on the New Jersey Devils to win Lord Stanley’s Cup.