Conference Agenda

Theme: The Transition, Growth and Crossover of Fantasy and Gaming

The touch points, connection and significance of the consumer and our products in our expanding industry

 

Tuesday, January 14

4:00pm - 6:30pm

Tune in for the FSGA Experts League Fantasy Baseball Draft, broadcast LIVE on SiriusXM Radio. Learn more about our Experts Leagues.

6:30pm - 7:00pm

All FSGA members and non-members are encouraged to attend this welcome session with key insights into how to make the most of your first FSGA conference experience. This is a great opportunity to learn about the vast networking and educational opportunities occurring during the conference.

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Kick off your conference experience at this opening reception. Enjoy food and drinks and network with peers as you discuss the action that unfolded during the baseball draft.

Wednesday, January 15

10:00am - 10:15am
10:15am - 11:00am

Looking behind the scenes with some of the book making. How they prepare to set the opening line for a game, what are all the determining factors, things that shift the lines. Is there such a thing as a perfect line. What are major concerns that linemakers worry about (injuries, weather, starters or someone placing a big bet etc.). The difference between the various lines and bets, from moneyline, odds to parlay and props etc. Where does most of the money is actually get placed and other insight of things that the general public might not know.

Moderator
Quinton Singleton

Chief Operating Officer

Betworks/The Score

Panelists
Robert Walker

Director of Sports Book Operations

US Bookmaking

Tony DiTommaso

Director of Risk Management

CG Technology

Jay Kornegay

Vice President Race & Sports Operations

Westgate LV Resort & Casino

11:00am - 12:30pm

Join fellow conference attendees for brunch and a Bloody Mary while we honor this year’s FSGA Industry Awardees!

12:30pm - 1:00pm

Kip Levin and Matt Kalish, the leaders of FanDuel and DraftKings, discuss the complexities of growing fantasy-only companies into gambling companies. Topics include their legislative priorities, the importance of mobile gaming, regulatory challenges, financing, and how they plan to win against unregulated books.

Moderator
Brian Musburger

CEO

VSiN

Panelists
Kip Levin

President and COO

FanDuel

Matt Kalish

Chief Revenue Officer

DraftKings

1:00pm - 1:45pm

In this panel we explore exactly what legal online sportsbooks are looking for from their affiliate marketing partners. What are the preferred channels of advertising? Which types of traffic are most valuable? How to become an affiliate partner? All will be answered and more! Plus questions from the audience are welcomed, a great chance to ask any burning questions direct to a panel of sportsbook operators.

Panelists
Stephen Martino

Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer

MGM Resorts International

1:45pm - 2:15pm

The FSGA Elevator Pitch is a contest for up-and-coming sports gaming and fantasy businesses and those that have a revolutionary product/service who pitch their innovative idea to a crowd.

2:15pm - 2:45pm
2:45pm - 3:30pm

Latest news, products, trends and other cool things that are shaping the ever evolving Fantasy Sports landscape.

3:30pm - 4:00pm

While our 2019 research into fantasy sports and sports bettors indicated that there was a tremendous amount of crossover between the two groups– 65% of sports bettors play fantasy and the same percentage of fantasy players place sports bets– there remains that 35% on the outside looking in. This study dives into the reasons why fantasy players don’t place sports bets, and will give us a better understanding of how to increase the appeal and attract more crossover play.

Panelists
Dr. Andrew C. Billings

Executive Director, Alabama Program in Sports Communication

University of Alabama

Dr. Brody J. Ruihley

Associate Professor of Sport Leadership and Management, Kinesiology and Health

Miami University

4:00pm - 4:45pm

What technologies will drive the massive growth for fantasy sports, gaming, and sports betting in 2020 and beyond? Who will be the innovators? Will well-known leaders from related industries continue to lead or will we see another wave of start-ups take advantage of these tremendous market opportunities? What ideas will attract capital investment to accelerate the growth of young companies? Our panel of experts will answer these questions and more as we discuss the future of innovation and what role venture capital might play.

Moderator
Simon Jaworski

President

Leger

Panelists
J.B. Bernstein

CEO & Chairman

AviSight, Inc.

Brad Cummings

Founder & CEO

EquiLottery Games

Chris Grove

Managing Partner

Sports Gaming Investment Fund (SGIF)

4:45pm - 4:50pm
5:00pm - 7:00pm