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Sara Slane

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
American Gaming Association

Sara Slane is the senior vice president of public affairs at the American Gaming Association (AGA). In this role, she oversees the AGA communications, government relations, ally development, research and campaign-style public affairs initiatives.

Slane has nearly 10 years of experience within the gaming industry, having previously spent the last eight years rising the ranks at MGM Resorts International.

She was featured on Global Gaming Business Magazine’s “25 People to Watch” list in 2015.

Prior to joining the AGA, Slane was a vice president and spearheaded the lobbying effort and largest gaming referendum in the country that led to the successful awarding of licensure to MGM National Harbor. She won “Ballot Initiative Campaign of the Year” for her work in 2013 from the American Association of Political Consultants.

In addition, Slane has also worked at various trade associations in Washington, D.C., and as the director of finance for the successful campaign to elect Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto.

Slane is a graduate of Ohio University. She resides in Baltimore, Maryland with her two sons.

Wednesday, April 18

The Impact of Expanded Legalized Sports Betting in the U.S.

Stakeholders inside and outside the world of sport are actively working to lay a profitable foundation for what many now see as an inevitability — the expansion of legal, regulated sports betting in the U.S. The opportunities for team owners, leagues, franchises, broadcasters, gaming companies, states and more are significant. This discussion will examine latest developments, what’s at stake for everyone involved, and the next steps to realizing the impact of a legal, regulated sports betting market in America.

Rick Arpin, Senior Vice President of Entertainment and Development, MGM Resorts International
Jeremy Elbaum, Vice President, Business Development, DraftKings TBC
Dr. Laila Mintas, Deputy President, Sportradar US
Sara Slane, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, American Gaming Association
Morgan Sword, Senior Vice President, League Economics and Operations, MLB
Moderator: Chad Millman, Head of Media, The Action Network