“With two major racing states -- California and New Jersey -- having passed legislation authorizing exchange wagering, the time is now to focus on a workable regulatory framework that will protect fans and racing participants,” RCI President Ed Martin said.
The RCI convention will feature an address by Paul Scotney, the director of integrity services, compliance, and licensing for the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), among others.
Scotney brings to the convention a rich history in overseeing racing regulation in an environment that includes betting exchanges, and his insight into those experiences provides regulators, racing fans, bettors, and other industry participants with a rare opportunity to see how North American racing regulation may evolve.
Scotney has been with the BHA since 2003, and witnessed the evolution of racing regulation in an environment affected by a growing exchange wagering presence.
“We look forward to a frank conversation among colleagues to identify integrity concerns and how best to address them,” Martin said. “We are very pleased that the British Horseracing Authority is willing to participate with us in this endeavor.”
Registration for the 77th Annual Conference on Racing and Wagering Integrity is currently open and can be completed online at the RCI website www.arci.com.