What the Sports Betting Decision Means for Job Growth

Gaming and hospitality properties are already making plans to capitalize on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). Those plans inevitably mean more jobs at the executive and management level.

The impact of the court striking down PASPA has been on our radar for years. And just days after the landmark SCOTUS decision, we are already talking to our hospitality and gaming clients about filling key positions.

Bentley Price Associates, Inc. has in fact, been keeping an eye on potential candidates that can step up and meet the requirements to help our clients take full advantage of the sports betting boom.

Special Skills and Talents

What exactly are our client employers looking for when hiring executive and management talent?

Beyond the usual list of qualities that might be expected in a key position, sportsbook experience is a huge plus. We have been tracking candidates with sports betting on their resumes and those will rise to the top for consideration.

While sportsbook specialization is a plus, clients are first and foremost looking for individuals that know how to strategize and to manage at an accelerated level. As always proven talent will get a closer look.

This opportunity extends to technology talent, in a big way. Technology will drive the biggest innovations in sports betting and those key personnel will have great value in any organization.

How Things Will Play Out

Bentley Price Associates is ahead of the curve in knowing what properties are looking for as this new gaming sector begins to develop and be implemented. There is a sense of urgency in identifying potential hires and our recruiting team is on the case.

As plans are revealed —many properties have active strategies ready to launch— the search for talent will heat up. We are on deck to take advantage of those opportunities.

In the coming weeks and months, we expect to get a better idea of what staffing levels will look like and exactly what clients will be wanting. Anyone with experience in sports betting should start polishing the resume.

About Bentley Price Associates, Inc.

Bentley Price Associates, Inc. has been providing executive search and recruitment in the hospitality and gaming industry for over 40 years. Dennis P. Rizzo founded the company after a stellar career in hospitality executive management. The company is known within the industry as a leading resource for client employers, with longstanding and strong relationships built on decades of proven ability. Bentley Price Associates works directly for employers. Candidates never pay a fee.

To learn more about Bentley Price Associates and how its international network can help you find and recruit top talent, or to register in our candidate database or speak to a recruiter by calling (805) 686-1234.

Dennis Rizzo

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