The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has appointed Bruce Band to lead the newly established Sports Wagering Division as its director.
The US state has pushed through several licences in recent weeks as it prepares for retail sports betting to go live on January 31 and online and mobile sports wagering in March.
Band has been at the MGC since 2014, working as assistant director of Investigations & Enforcement Bureau and as the Gaming Agents Division Chief.
He will coordinate with other divisions within the MGC, including Research, Responsible Gaming and IT.
Cathy Judd-Stein, MGC chair, said: “Because Bruce has been working closely on the implementation of sports wagering already, he won’t miss a beat as he begins his new responsibilities and prioritises the integrity of sports wagering and the safety of patrons here in the Commonwealth.”