Geoff Freeman, the president and chief executive of the American Gaming Association (AGA), has spoken of his confidence that a major shift in sports betting regulation in the US is less than half a decade away.

 

Speaking at the International Casino Conference at the Hippodrome Casino in London today (Monday), Freeman outlined the drastic changes that have occurred within the casino industry over the past quarter of a century, and insisted that policy-makers are beginning to appreciate the dangers of blocking regulated sports betting. “This weekend, $4.2bn (€3.85bn) will be wagered on the Super Bowl in the US, and $4.1bn of that total will be wagered illegally, because of the law,” he said.