Former Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairwoman Becky Harris has joined Esports betting provider Oddin as a senior advisor as part of Oddin’s commitment to maintaining a secure regulatory environment for esports in the United States and other international markets.
Becky Harris is a Distinguished Fellow in Gaming and Leadership at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas’ International Gaming Institute. In this role, Harris collaborates on a variety of gaming and leadership-related problems and initiatives with regulators, operators, academics, and other stakeholders.
Harris was the first woman to serve as Chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, which she left in 2019. She led the Board through a number of contentious topics, including the repeal of PASPA, the spread of sports betting across the country, and numerous Wire Act problems.
Head of Partnerships at Oddin, Marek Suchar, said that everyone at Oddin is enthusiastic about esports, and they all feel that safeguarding the industry’s integrity is incredibly critical to its long-term success. In this sense, Oddin has previously collaborated with ESIC and offers reliability monitoring data through its risk management.
We want to help build an ecosystem where the integrity of the betting is paramount. As a former regulator and lawyer, Becky is aware of what it takes to enter and succeed in the US market. In this regard, Becky will be critical in navigating the various US regulatory frameworks and will help position Oddin as a thought leader in building a framework for safe esports betting in the US. We are extremely fortunate to have Becky on this exciting journey with us,
Becky Harris stated:
Many bookmakers in the US understand the potential of esports betting, yet the regulatory environment stymies significant investment in this space. There is no doubt that esports betting is taking place among US bettors, it is just not necessarily happening through properly licensed operators. I am a believer in esports and am aligned with Oddin’s vision for a safe, transparent, and secure environment for esports betting. The team at Oddin has built an esports-focused technology that addresses both the concerns of regulators as well as the needs of esports fans for betting to be engaging and entertaining. I am excited to join Oddin as they continue to expand their reach in the US, starting with New Jersey.