Jeff Ifrah Recognized as “Sports Betting Power Player” by PoliticsNY
February 23, 2022
New York legalized mobile sports betting in January 2022, and the newly legal market had a record-breaking start with wagers reaching the $1 billion mark in just the first 15 days. Before it was legal in New York, bettors in the state were either gambling with offshore / illegal sportsbooks or taking their dollars to neighboring Pennsylvania and New Jersey. What a legal market means for New York is millions in tax revenue, more jobs, and most importantly, vital consumer protections for New Yorkers.
Jeff Ifrah has been an important resource for lawmakers, regulators and stakeholders looking to launch legal sports betting in New York, and as General Counsel for iDEA Growth – the leading trade association representing the online gaming industry in the U.S. – he continues to advocate for smart regulation and a competitive market in the state.
PoliticsNY named Jeff I to their first-ever “Sports Betting Power Players” list, which recognizes those “who have worked both behind the scenes and at the forefront to guarantee the industry’s early success.” To see the full list of PoliticsNY’s Sports Betting Power Players, click here.