The Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association (FSGA) announced on Tuesday that its annual Winter Conference in Las Vegas is confirmed as an in-person gathering of fantasy and sports betting industry leaders, Feb. 15-16 at The LINQ Hotel in Las Vegas.
With the confirmation comes the announcement of a large number of event registrations out of New York State following the online sports betting market launch, updated Health and Safety Protocols addressing Covid concerns, a jam-packed agenda, and the addition of Rush Street Interactive CEO Richard Schwartz as the first chief executive of a major sportsbook as keynote speaker that will address the “State of Sports Betting”.
Additionally, Jeremy Levine, Underdog CEO, will tell his success story in a fireside chat with Rick Wolf, FSGA Board member, and SVP/B2B Partnerships of conference title sponsor Spotlight Sports Group. Online registrations are still open.
The FSGA Conference has seen a steady increase in registrations from New York State following the legalization of mobile sports betting there on Jan. 8. Rush Street Interactive, under its BetRivers brand, was among the first four sportsbooks granted permission by the state to operate, additionally, having Schwartz as the conference’s keynote speaker has sent a ripple of anticipation throughout the industry.
“We are thrilled to be able to confirm that the FSGA Winter Conference will be live and in-person this year,” stated FSGA Chair Stacie Stern. “Adding Richard as our keynote speaker is such a privilege and we know everyone is eager to hear what he has to say. We anticipate many questions and great discussions around the growth of the industry and where it is heading in 2022.”
FSGA has updated its conference agenda and it will feature among other things an even more extensive series of awards than previous events for companies excelling in the fantasy sports and legalized sports betting industries.