Transcripts from 2013 Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming Now Available Online

CALS Dean Shane Burgess at the 2013 Global Symposium (Photo Courtesy: Race Track Industry Program)
CALS Dean Shane Burgess at the 2013 Global Symposium (Photo Courtesy: Race Track Industry Program)

The Race Track Industry Program at the University of Arizona is pleased to announce that transcripts and PowerPoint presentations from the 2013 Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming are now available online. Materials can be accessed through the program’s website.

RTIP is a signature program within the UA School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Held annually since 1974, the Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming features noted experts in the racing and gaming industry as well as specialists from other fields. Participants represent American Quarter Horse, Greyhound, Racino, Standardbred and Thoroughbred interests, making this symposium the largest industry-wide conference in the world.

Forty-six speakers participated in twelve panels and two workshops during the 2013 symposium, held December 9-12 at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson. Two key panels on Wednesday and Thursday mornings focused on regulation and its effects on many areas of racing.

Safety and security were key topics in multiple panels. Panel topics included maintaining a safe racing surface, safety of equine retirees, creating a secure work environment and cyber security. The engines that drive the racing and gaming business–the bettors–were also featured on several panels about handicapping contests, how to present the best data to customers and the new Esquire Network television program, Horseplayers.

Transcripts and other media are free to access and use for research. Reporters wishing to use them for publication must contact the Race Track Industry Program at 520-621-5660.

Date released: 
Apr 9 2014
Contact: 
Betty Prewitt