Sports Betting Community (SBC) has shown its commitment to the growing US betting industry by joining the American Gaming Association (AGA).
SBC organizes some of the biggest sports betting trade events in Europe and the United States via its event brand SBC Events.com. SBC also manages a network of betting and gaming industry news portals including SBCAmericas.com, an online news and analysis resource dedicated to the developing sports betting industries in North and South Americas.
Stacy Papadopoulos of the AGA commented: “We are pleased to welcome SBC to the AGA as an ally member. With the possibility of legal, regulated sports betting across the country, this is an exciting time for the US gaming industry. As the sports betting sector grows, being able to discuss and share best practices with an industry leader like SBC benefits the organization and our broader membership.”
SBC’s CEO & Founder Rasmus Sojmark commented: “Our involvement in the US pre-dates the repeal of PASPA, but there is no doubt that the SCOTUS decision has lit the boosters for sports betting in the US.
“It is unarguable that the AGA’s support for sports betting at a key point of the political debate helped open the door for the sector so we have no hesitation in supporting them through our membership.”
SBC joins the AGA at a time when the gaming industry is growing both in size and popularity. The May 2018 Supreme Court ruling overturning the federal ban on sports betting was a landmark policy achievement for the industry. Revenue grew in 20 states with commercial casinos in 2017 and the commercial gaming industry as a whole brought in $40.3bn in gaming revenue, while tribal casinos tallied $32.4bn in total gaming take.