Law Enforcement Attend SportsBetting Conference

The American Gaming Association provides more evidence that it is leaning toward regulated sports betting in America.
Providing more evidence that it is increasingly leaning toward regulated sports betting across the USA, the American Gaming Association hosted its first-ever Law Enforcement Summit late last week to better understand the nature of the multi-billion dollar market and garner lawmens opinions on its possible regulation.
Ed Davis, a former Boston police commissioner and a member of the AGA’s Illegal Gambling Advisory Board set the tone when he told delegates:
“We need to look at the utility of a regulated, transparent sports betting market. Consumers would rather do this in a regulated market that provides consumer protections and integrity of the games, and I would rather have certainty and transparency. It’s easier to maintain public safety in that type of environment.”
The delegate list included officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA); International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); Interpol D.C.; Major Cities Chiefs Association; Major County Sheriffs’ Association; National Black Prosecutors Association; National District Attorneys Association; National Organization for Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE); National Sheriffs’ Association; The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP); U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE);Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE); the Louisiana State Police; and the National Association of Attorneys General Gaming Committee.
Several gaming practitioners and regulators also attended.