The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has announced that Betfair US/TVG has joined the organization and that Kip Levin, Chief Executive Officer of Betfair US and TVG, has been appointed to the NTRA's Board of Directors.
“The perspective of one of the world's largest gaming operators and its national television network will be a welcome addition to our Board of Directors,” said NTRA President and CEO Alex Waldrop. “We expect that Kip and his years of expertise will be great assets as we continue to identify ways to best serve the Thoroughbred racing industry.”
Levin has been CEO of Betfair US and TVG since May 2014, responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the U.S. business operations, including the television network and wagering businesses. Before joining Betfair, Levin served in various senior executive roles at Live Nation and Ticketmaster, including Executive Vice President of Ticketmaster's multi-billion dollar e-commerce business.
“The NTRA has done exceptional work advocating on behalf of its stakeholders, including tracks, horsemen and horse players, the most recent example being the great work it has done in support of modernizing IRS rules to the industry's benefit,” said Levin. “I look forward to working with the NTRA board on programs and policies that bolster the overall economic health of the Thoroughbred racing industry and to further exploring how TVG can continue to support the racing industry as a whole.”