Webinar: The Impact of Sports Betting and Fantasy Gaming on Equestrian Sports

The American Horse Council (AHC) will host a free webinar on April 17, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT on the impact of sports betting and fantasy gaming on equestrian sports.

While horse racing has a long history with betting for sport, there is an uptick in fantasy gaming with other equestrian disciplines including polo, show jumping and rodeo. The AHC will explore both the benefits and possible unintended consequences of these offerings.

What can we learn from other sports that have experience with this?

What are things we should be mindful of as it changes the landscape of competition?

Panel will include:

  • Brian Wyman – Senior Vice President of Operations and Data Analytics with Innovation Group. In addition to leading the team’s operational excellence efforts, Brian currently oversees The Innovation Group’s Las Vegas office and leads its sports wagering group.
  • Michele Fisher – Vice President of SIS Content Services, the US division of the SIS Group, which is the largest distributor of horse racing content to global wagering operators. She is also principal of Darting Star, a consultancy firm specializing in horse racing operations and global wagering systems.  Previously, Michele held the role of Vice President, Sales and Business Development for the Americas at Sportech, where she had a 16-year tenure.
  • Ed Martin  – CEO of newly formed Sports betting regulators association. SBRA strives to bring together parties to develop consistent regulatory policies to ensure the integrity of sports betting and to protect the public’s interest by providing confidence that all wagering and associated events are conducted fairly and honestly.

“The American Horse Council’s goal has always been to keep the equine industry apprised of the latest that might affect them,” says Julie Broadway, president of the AHC. “The changing landscape of sports betting and now fantasy gaming is something that might not seem too impactful now, but in the future, this could be a big change for us.”

To register for the webinar – send an email to info@horsecouncil.org by April 14th.

About the American Horse Council
As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities.

Contact: Megan Arszman
American Horse Council
Phone: 202-296-4031
Email: media@horsecouncil.org