Victor Salerno To Be Inducted In Sports Betting Hall Of Fame

USBookmaking’s President Victor Salerno’s career achievements are to be celebrated when he’s inducted into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame this April.

Salerno is one of five members of the 2020 class set to join the Hall of Fame at a ceremony during the second edition of SBC’s market-leading Sports America trade show Betting on April 28-30 in New Jersey.

A 40-year industry veteran, Salerno played an important role in the growth of Nevada sports betting through the highly influential company he co-founded, American Wagering Inc, which became the first publicly listed US bookmaking firm.

It managed more than 90 sportsbooks across Nevada during its tenure as Chairman and CEO of AWI, pioneered the use of computerised bookmaking systems and was an early adopter of mobile betting devices. Once UK betting company William Hill acquired the business in 2012, Salerno was appointed chairman of William Hill’s US board.

He  additionally founded USBookmaking in 2016 and has since developed it into the leading sports betting business serving casinos in native America.

Victor Salerno remarked: “I am grateful to be honoured by the Sports Betting Community and have this opportunity to receive an award in the presence of my peers. Being inducted is a true highlight of my life.

“I look forward to my continued participation in SBC events and symposiums to contribute to the advancement of sports betting in America.”

Sue Schneider, VP, Growth & Strategy, Americas for SBC, said: “There are few people in the sports betting industry who have as much experience as Vic. He’s been a champion for the industry for 40 years and is one of the most respected individuals we have.

“The foresight he had in creating CBS and other services that are still the backbone of the industry today is a testament to his business acumen.”

Raymond Lesniak (former Senator New Jersey), Jay Rood (COO, Bet. Works), Roxy Roxborough (legendary Las Vegas oddsmaker), and Sara Slane (former American Gaming Association Sr VP) have joined Salerno in the 2020 class.

The former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Station Casinos VP Race and Sports Book Operations Art Manteris, Monmouth Park Chairman Dennis Drazin, bet365 Founder & CEO Denise Coates, Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith, Sportingbet Founder Mark Blandford, Sportradar Founder Carsten Koerl, Betfred Founder Fred Done, BetConstruct Founder Vigen Badalyan and Bookmaker Software Consort are amongst others.

Delegates at Betting on Sports America, the world’s largest dedicated sports betting trade fair, will have access to the induction ceremony at the 2020 Hall of Fame.

BOSA, which will take place at the Meadowlands Exposition Center on 28-30 April, features 200 industry experts sharing insights on the issues shaping the future of the US sports betting industry, as well as 60 leading suppliers showcasing their latest innovations on the 61,000 sq ft exhibition floor, world-class hospitality and extensive networking opportunities at exclusive New Jersey evening parties