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Past & Upcoming Sports Wagering Outreach Events

Upcoming Outreach Events

DSLBD will notify the public as soon as new sports wagering outreach events are scheduled.

 

Past Outreach Events

Betting on Small Business Power Hour

  • May 26, 2021
  • Get in on the Game with Sports Wagering
  • Featured Speakers: Craig Ferreira from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas International Center for Gaming Regulation, plus David Grolman and James Leonard from William Hill
  • Click here to view the recorded session

Betting on Small Business Power Hour

  • June 9, 2021
  • Beating the Odds! Exclusive Scoop to Navigating the Sports Gaming Industry
  • Featured Speakers: Craig Ferreira from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas International Center for Gaming Regulation and Sara Slane from Slane Advisory
  • Click here to view the recorded session

Selling Your Business to a Sports Book

  • June 23, 2021
  • Featured Speakers: Burt Foster from the Office of Lottery and Gaming, Tina Ramona Harrison from Infinity Solutions, and Melissa Resil from the Department of Small and Local Business Development
  • Click here to view the recorded session


Operating a Successful Sports Book

  • September 29, 2021
  • Featured Speakers: Peter Alvarado from the Office of Lottery and Gaming, Brian Vasile from Grand Central LLC, and Matteo Monteverdi from Elys Game Technology.
  • Click here to view the recorded session. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc9ZOcBlyMc&list=PLedPNV4k06kFO1xmnv9DpX_FGpkfcxuhY]

 

Inside Track: Working with Caesar’s, BetMGM, Fanduel, and Grand Central

 

PRE-APPLICATION TRAINING SESSION

The District’s Sports Betting Pre-Application Conference

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Old Council Chambers - 441 4th Street, NW, DC 20001
  • The purpose of the event was to present attendees with the ‘Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018’, CBE requirements and potential opportunities for SBEs. Three of four Class A locations were present and were able to dialogue and engage with interested SBEs.
  • CLICK HERE TO VIEW & DOWNLOAD EVENT PRESENTATION

SPORTS WAGERING INDUSTRY OVERVIEW AND ENGAGEMENT SESSION

DC Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Small Business Awards & Economic Development Summit

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2019 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • Panel Title: The Business of Sports Betting in the Nation’s Capital

Betting on Small Business Power Hour

  • July 15, 2020
  • Start-Up to William Hill
  • Featured Speaker: Joe Bertolone, Executive Director, UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation
  • (No recorded session available.)

Betting on Small Business Power Hour

  • July 23, 2020
  • How an Idea Became the Sports Book of the Future
  • Featured Speaker: John Lukasik, Director of Race, Sports & Esports, Caesars Entertainment
  • The recorded session can be viewed here.

Betting on Small Business Power Hour

  • August 27, 2020
  • Media Perspectives and Breaking Barriers
  • Featured Speaker: Kelly Stewart, Professional handicapper, and media personality
  • The recorded session can be viewed here

Betting on Small Business Power Hour

  • September 24, 2020
  • From Dealer to VSiN Vinny: A Life in Sports Betting
  • Featured Speaker: Vincent Magliulo, VSiN’s VP of Strategic Partnerships, and VP of Corporate Relations for Las Vegas Dissemination Company
  • The recorded session can be viewed here

MATCHMAKING

DSLBD’s District Connect 2019

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2019 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Gallaudet University’s Kellogg Conference Center, 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
  • Matchmaking sessions with SBEs and Management Service Providers.