Art Manteris, vice president of race and sports operations at Station Casinos, will be inducted into the SBC Sports Betting Hall of Fame, as the industry prepares to celebrate his contribution to sportsbook development in Nevada.

With over 35 years of Nevada race and sportsbook expertise, Manteris was responsible for the development of the state’s first computer networking of race and sportsbooks in the late 1980s, and has acted as a prominent policy contributor to a number of regulatory boards.

The Hall of Fame ceremony is being held on April 25 at Sky Room in New York City and is part of the closing party of Betting on Sports America, which is being held at the nearby Meadowlands Exposition Center in New Jersey. Former N.J. Governor Chris Christie, who was elected to the Sports Betting Hall of Fame last month, will also be honored at the event. 

Manteris has a very colorful history in the world of sports betting, having played an integral role in developing and overseeing Station Casinos’ 16 new or remodeled sportsbooks. “Technological development has played a key role in furthering sports betting across the U.S., and I am glad I was able to play a role in that,” he said. “I am delighted to be recognized by the sports betting industry for what we have built in Nevada and look forward to seeing what the future holds for the U.S. industry.”

The Sports Betting Hall of Fame was established by Sports Betting Community (SBC) in 2016. Its members include Mark Blandford, Carsten Koerl, Howard Chisholm, Paris Smith, Fred Done, Vigen Badalyan, Pontus Lindwall, Fabio Schiavolin, Warwick Bartlett, Norbert Teufelberger, Constantinos Antonopoulos and Christie.