The Sports Betting Hall of Fame has announced its 2022 class, with four total inductees: Vinny Magliulo of the Las Vegas Dissemination Co. and Gaughan Gaming; Sandy Drozd of USBookmaking; Chris Andrews of the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa; and Paul Burns of the Canadian Gaming Association.
This year’s class will be enshrined in a ceremony during the SBC North America Summit 2022 conference on Wednesday, July 13. The induction ceremony will be held at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The other conference events will be held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in nearby Secaucus.
The Sports Betting Hall of Fame was started in 2016 by SBC Gaming, with the goal of recognizing “individuals who have contributed a great deal to the industry over the course of their careers with a lasting legacy.”
According to the company, the purpose of the Hall is to “honor, preserve and perpetuate the names and outstanding accomplishments of personalities who have brought lasting fame to the sports betting sector.”
In a release, SBC executive Sue Schneider said that the company was excited to see how the Hall would continue to grow over the next few years as “the industry enjoys substantial growth in multiple U.S. states and Canada.”
Over the course of its first seven classes, the Hall has honored inductees from all over the world, including the U.S., U.K., Canada, and South America. Inductees range from industry leaders to politicians and other sports betting figures, such as Jukka Honkavaara, the man who placed the first online sports bet ever back in 1996.
For more information about the trade show or to register, visit SBCevents.com.