Among the Power Players of the Sports Business Journal, Dr Laila Mintas, chairman of the advisory board for US-based iGaming and sportsbook service provider Bet. Works, has been appointed.
The Sports Business Journal covers the transactions, acquisitions, agreements and boardroom power play that form the rapidly changing sports world, and now sees Dr. Mintas entering the Sports Betting Consultant group, following her role in paving the way for legal sports betting in the United States.
With regard to Dr Mintas’ addition to his list of Sports Betting Power Players, a statement read by the Sports Betting Journal reads: “As Deputy President of US operations for Sportradar at the time that PASPA fell, Mintas often was the first well-versed sports gambling expert that US league executives encountered, thanks to relationships the company built on the media and integrity monitoring sides.”
Having previously worked as Vice President of U.S. Sportradar Operations, Dr. Mintas left the sport data analysts in December 2018 before joining Bet. Works as Advisory Board Chair in January earlier this year.
Dr. Mintas, who was lauded for her work during and after the abolition of the PASPA, reflected on her role as a Power Player: “It is a real honour to be included among Sports Business Journal’s Sports Betting Power Players for the work I have done prior to and after the repeal of PASPA.
“I have long believed that regulation is the best approach to sports betting in the USA and since the PASPA repeal have continued to work with industry stakeholders as the market rolls-out and mature as part of my position with Bet.Works.”
David Wang, CEO of Bet.Works, described Dr Mintas’ role in the success of Bet.Works, adding: “I am thrilled to see Laila recognised for the incredible work she has done to help with the process of legalizing sports betting in the USA and for the position the industry is in today whereby more and more states are regulating the activity.
“She has also played a key role in helping Bet.Works establish itself as a leading casino and sports betting technology provider in the market and for that reason alone her position on Sports Business Journal’s Power Player rankings is truly deserved.”