American Wagering, Inc. Appoints John English as Its Senior Vice President of Business Development and Public Affairs

Dec 02, 2010, 15:11 ET from American Wagering, Inc.

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Wagering, Inc. (AWI): (OTC Bulletin Board: BETM), a leading sports wagering service and technology provider, appointed John English as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Public Affairs on November 11, 2010.  Mr. English will be responsible for initiating, fostering, and delivering business relationships that support AWI's growth strategy as well as the Company's public communications.

Mr. English served as Senior Vice President of Business and Creative Development for Las Vegas Gaming, Inc. (LVGI) from 2004-2009.  Before joining LVGI and between the years 2000-2004, Mr. English participated in the creation and deployment of several sports wagering innovations: Sports Bet Xpress, a self-service account wagering system for bars and taverns; He introduced VirtGame, a server-based sports betting system; and Rapid Bet Live, an in-game betting platform utilizing algorithms with bookmaker oversight, all which received approval by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.  Mr. English has developed global business relationships to include Europe, Mexico, South America and Macau, China and has spoken and lectured on the subject of gaming, sports betting, and lottery worldwide.

Vic Salerno, Chief Executive Officer, stated, "John creates opportunities.  He creates business relationships.  He creates wagering content.  I am looking forward to working with John and seeing how his projects influence the Company in its short term and long term goals."

"I am thrilled that American Wagering Inc. has asked me to be part of their management team.  Enhancing American Wagering, Inc.'s extensive distribution channels with premier wagering content offered to the industry will be my primary focus.  We are in the midst of building some great business relationships that will set the course for the future of this Company," stated Mr. English.  

AWI recently launched the groundbreaking mobile phone sports betting application, called the LEROY'S® APP©, through its wholly owned subsidiary LEROY'S SPORTSBOOKS (LEROY'S).  "John English played a significant role in the successful launch of our mobile wagering application.  His strategic contribution to our company is why to we continue to be a leader in sports wagering technology," Mr. Salerno added.   


American Wagering, Inc. ( is a publicly-traded company that primarily operates through wholly-owned subsidiaries including Leroy's Horse & Sports Place, Inc. ("LEROY'S") Computerized Bookmaking Systems, Inc. ("CBS"), AWI Manufacturing, Inc. ("AWIM"), and AWI Gaming, Inc. ("AWIG").

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