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Lance Evans

Senior VP, Sports & Entertainment, MGM

As Senior Vice President of Sports & Sponsorships for the  world’s leading global hospitality company MGM Resorts  International, Lance has oversight of all sports and sponsorship  initiatives including Sports Strategy & Marketing, Team, League  & Athlete Relations, Event Sponsorship, Development &  Activation, Event, Group & Premium Ticket Sales and Corporate  Partnerships & Fulfillment. 
 Prior to current role, Lance oversaw entertainment and sports  marketing on behalf of the enterprise. This includes event sales  and marketing oversight of the company’s arena and festival  assets including its award‐winning venue, T‐Mobile Arena – Home of the Vegas Golden  Knights, UFC and George Strait, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Mandalay Bay Event Center  – Home of the Las Vegas Aces and Park Theater ‐ Home of Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars,  Aerosmith and Cher. Lance also held a key role in the acquisition, relocation, rebrand  and business operations of the WNBA Franchise the Las Vegas Aces. 
 
Prior to joining MGM Resorts in January of 2010, Lance held a key marketing role with  Wynn Resorts. At Wynn, Lance opened Steve Wynn’s Signature Resorts, Wynn Las Ve‐  gas, Wynn Macau and Encore Las Vegas. He also worked as vice president of marketing  at LasVegas.com, the city’s premier source of information, products and services. 
 
Lance holds a degree in Criminology from Oklahoma City University where he was an All‐  American baseball player and eventually played in the professional ranks for the  Springfield Capitals in Springfield, IL. 

Tuesday, October 15

Marketing Opportunities and the World of Sports Betting

As sports betting continues to become legalized across the United States, key partnerships among leagues/teams and betting entities are making headlines every week. From attracting new audiences for sports, to media companies benefiting form increased viewership, and a new type of fan engagement in stadiums and arenas, are responding to this evolving landscape. We'll hear from our panelists as to the ways they are taking the in-game entertainment value to the next level.

Adam Barrick, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, DraftKings
Adam Davis, Chief Commercial Officer, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment
Lance Evans, Senior VP, Sports & Entertainment, MGM