Date: June 9, 2021, 2:00 pm                                                              

Location: Virtual Video Conferencing Platform

The lucrative sports betting economic sector is filled with opportunities for the District’s small businesses.  The District of Columbia is poised to add up to four Class A operators and an unlimited number of Class B operators, which creates opportunities for the District’s restaurants, bars, and other businesses to add a sports book to their business model.  This session will help business owners develop a strategic road map into the sports gaming industry.  Join Sara Slane, Owner and Operator of Slane Advisory – Global Gaming Strategies, and Craig Ferreira, Operations and Marketing Manager for the University of Nevada at Las Vegas International Center for Gaming Regulation, for a conversation about how gaming, food, beverage, and other hospitality businesses factor in.

Sara Slane has over 12 years of experience working in the casino gaming industry. She was the senior vice president of public affairs at the American Gaming Association (AGA) and worked with MGM Resorts International. As a key industry strategist and spokesperson, Slane helped enhance the gaming industry’s reputation and built favorable perceptions among critical stakeholders, including regulators, legislators, the media, and the broader public. Her messages were delivered across multiple platforms, including: testifying before Congress and state legislatures; conducting television and print interviews with major outlets such as CNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Times; and delivering remarks at high-visibility forums around the country. Her firm is located in Washington, D.C.

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