Oddin appoints former NGCB chair Becky Harris as advisor


Prague-based eSports betting provider Oddin has appointed Becky Harris, former chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB), as an advisor.

Harris is currently Distinguished Fellow in Gaming and Leadership with the International Gaming Institute at UNLV, Nevada, having completed her tenure as NGCB President in 2019. She was the first woman to hold this position, leading the Board of Directors. administration until the repeal of PASPA. , the emergence of sports betting across the United States and various issues related to the Wire Act.

“Many bookmakers in the United States understand the potential of esports betting, but the regulatory environment is hampering significant investment in this space,” Harris said. “There is no doubt that esports betting takes place among American bettors, it just does not necessarily happen through properly licensed operators.

“I believe in esports and am aligned with Oddin’s vision for a safe, transparent and secure environment for esports betting. Oddin’s team has developed esports-centric technology that meets both to the concerns of regulators and the needs of esports fans to make betting engaging and entertaining I am delighted to join Oddin as they continue to expand their reach in the United States, starting with New Jersey.

Oddin’s Head of Partnerships, Marek Suchar, commented: “Everyone at Oddin is passionate about esports and we all believe that protecting the integrity of the industry is extremely important to its long term success. . In this regard, Oddin has already partnered with ESIC and, through its risk management, provides integrity monitoring data. As leaders in sports betting, it is only natural that we seek to broaden our horizons and look to the untapped US market.

“We want to help build an ecosystem where betting integrity is paramount. As a former regulator and lawyer, Becky understands what it takes to enter and be successful in the US market. In this regard, Becky will play a pivotal role in navigating the various US regulatory frameworks and will help position Oddin as a thought leader in creating a framework for safe sports betting in the United States. We are extremely fortunate to have Becky on this exciting journey with us.

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