NJ Governor Phil Murphy is ‘”Betting on Sports America” 2020 keynote speaker

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will be the keynote speaker at Betting on Sports America 2020. The Governor will share his insights on New Jersey’s fast-growing gaming industry.

Governor Murphy played a key role in the push to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, allowing states across the country to establish legal betting markets. The Governor is just one of the stars of the gambling world for this year’s conference. The roster features 200 of the biggest names from the gaming industry.

Murphy will speak at the Meadowlands Exposition Center on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. This year is Governor Murphy’s return to the world’s biggest dedicated sports betting trade show. Governor Murphy also spoke at the inaugural Betting on Sports America in 2019.


Governor Phil Murphy is Key to the Garden State’s Growth

During last year’s event, Murphy highlighted how the Garden State had taken full advantage of the Supreme Court decision that he and the previous governor, Chris Christie, had successfully pushed for. Since then, New Jersey has experienced rapid growth, quickly falling into second place behind Nevada as the largest regulated sports wager market in the country.

The Governor also used last year’s speech to highlight the benefits this had brought to the state. This includes a huge reduction in illegal gambling, the growth of the state’s high-tech economy, job creation, and the influx of new patrons for local racetracks and casinos.

Ahead of his 2020 keynote speech, Murphy remarked, “I’m very happy that SBC has again chosen New Jersey to host this year’s Betting on Sports America conference. This is only further evidence of New Jersey’s importance to the regulated sports betting market in the United States.”

“It is my distinct pleasure to address the international representatives from the worldwide sports betting industry, who are coming to New Jersey to learn more about the support structure required to create safe markets that can be a huge source of growth, innovation, and development.”

CEO of Betting on Sports America organizer SBC, Rasmus Sojmark, said, “The Governor has been a fighter, championing the sports betting industry throughout his political career. Due to his efforts, New Jersey has set a high standard for regulated sports betting. We look forward to allowing Governor Murphy to speak to the leaders of the sports betting industry on the first day of this year’s conference.”

The Vice President of Growth & Strategy, of Americas for SBC, Sue Schneider remarked, “It was a real pleasure hosting Governor Murphy’s speech in 2019 and it will be fascinating to learn about all of the developments there have been during the past year. The Garden State has some exciting projects in the works that the gaming industry will definitely want to hear about. For that reason, we’re very happy to have Governor Murphy as the keynote speaker again.”


2020’s Epic Sports Betting Conference Set for Meadowlands

Betting on Sports America 2020 will kick off at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey on April 28-30. This year’s conference will bring together in a collaborative effort, 2,500 senior executives from the world’s sports betting industry. The exciting nine-track conference will cover every major issue shaping the future of the legal sports betting industry in the U.S.

Conference attendees can also get a glimpse of the latest innovations from more than 50 of the leading suppliers on the expo floor. Finally, those attending the conference can enjoy an exclusive evening of networking opportunities, including the one-of-a-kind Sports Betting Hall of Fame Class of 2020 induction ceremony.

Tickets for Betting on Sports America 2020 are now available for $695 for the General Pass. Get your tickets soon, this year’s groundbreaking event is sure to sell out quickly.


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