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Sports Betting

Hall of Fame

Jay Rood
Vegas Sportsbook Operator

Jay Rood is best known for his 25 years with MGM Resorts. He joined the company as a ticket writer in 1993 and worked his way up to the position of VP Race and Sports with responsibility for all the company’s sportsbooks, including ten in Nevada, two in Mississippi and one in New Jersey.

He oversaw the huge growth of MGM’s sports betting activities and was instrumental in the development of a state-of-the-art wagering platform that was implemented across its U.S. mobile and retail betting operations.

Rood joined Bet.Works in 2019 to guide the sportsbook technology provider’s wagering activities at a time when the opening up of the U.S. market presents significant opportunities for suppliers.