On November 18, founding member of iDEA Growth, Jeff Ifrah, spoke at the State Government Affairs Council’s Leaders’ Policy Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Moderated by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, Jeff shared his expertise alongside the NFL’s Jonathan Nabavi, Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairwoman Becky Harris and NYX Gaming Group’s Quinton Singleton during a panel discussion on the future of legalized sports betting.
In front of state legislators, policy advisors and other members of national sports leagues, including the NFL, Jeff discussed the economic opportunities sports betting and online gaming could provide to states that chose to consider legalizing the industry.
“Legalized gaming is creating jobs and driving explosive growth in state tax revenue,” Jeff commented on Sunday. “We’ve seen record profits in New Jersey and consumer response is set to continue to exceed our expectations. I hope we’ll see that one day here in Arizona also.” Jeff explained to lawmakers that, in many regards, online gaming is much safer than playing at a brick and mortar casino.
“There are a lot more protections when gaming goes online. Not only do consumers have to provide a legitimate form of payment when gaming online, they also have to go through stringent identity checks.”
As a preview to the conference, Jeff spoke with the Phoenix Business Journal and the Casa Grande Dispatch.