Vic Salerno is a 40-year veteran of the race and sports book industry in the state of Nevada. Mr. Salerno was the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of American Wagering, Inc., until the company was sold to William Hill in July, 2012. American Wagering, Inc. operated over ninety sports book operations in Nevada, in addition to Computerized Bookmaking Systems, which provided a computerized wagering and accounting systems to the majority of casinos in Nevada. Upon the sale of American Wagering, Mr. Salerno became Chairman of the Board of William Hill US until February 2016.
Mr. Salerno currently serves as President of USBookmaking and USFantasy Sports. USFantasy Sports was started in 2016, and currently operates in 24 US states. Launched in 2017, USBookmaking operates sports books in Nevada that are regulated by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The combined companies feature traditional sports wagering in addition to pari-mutuel and fixed odds daily fantasy sports contests as part of its betting menu.
Mr. Salerno is a legend in the race and sports book industry and is credited with initiating projects that grew Nevada sports wagering to its current success and popularity, including: first computerized book making systems (CBS), first sports bookmaking network hub operation in Nevada (Leroy’s), and expanded the sports wagering business with the launch of the very first mobile sports wagering app in the US. At Leroy’s he also pioneered the development and use of self-service race & sports kiosks.
On behalf of Nevada gaming industry trade associations, Mr. Salerno served as President of the Nevada Association of Race and Sports Operators, and as a member of the Nevada Pari-Mutuel Association’s Rates Committee.
Mr. Salerno was recently inducted into the American Gaming Associations exclusive “Gaming Hall of Fame.”