What jobs are available in the US sports gambling market?

The US sports gambling market is at ground zero.

Sports gambling has been legal at sportsbooks located in Nevada casinos for years but otherwise illegal across the country. The recent US Supreme Court’s invalidation of a key federal gambling statute – the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act – has triggered the start of an avalanche of legalization’s of sports gambling on a state by state basis.

Each state passing legislation to permit sports gambling is working furiously to prepare the rules and regulations that will be implemented by regulators and adhered to by operators.

Operators are scrambling to win licenses to conduct the sports gambling and simultaneously hire personnel with the requisite skills.

In terms of the roles that are required… well its everything!

Given the lack of historical sports gambling in the US, the most suitably qualified and experienced candidates for these positions are either going to come from Las Vegas or more likely overseas.

From an overseas perspective Australia and the UK make logical markets from which to source staff given the regulatory, political and social constraints (including language) which employees have had to work within.

Australians in particular have access to the E-3 visa which is estimated to reduce the visa application process timeframe by up to 6 months based on our initial experience.

For those who have decided they want to work in the fastest growing and most exciting sports gambling market in the world you should be asking yourself:

  • What roles do I like?
  • What roles am I qualified for or experienced in?
  • Are my current skills transferable to sports gambling even if I don’t have specific experience?


Below is a non-exhaustive list of roles that are already available in the US sports gambling market and provides a brief insight into the skills which are highly sought after.



  • Pre-Match Trader
  • In-play Trader
  • Sports Data Analyst
  • Risk Analyst



  • Corporate Development
  • Client Services
  • Customer Support
  • Special Projects (eg. Product development)
  • Analytics
  • Account Managers
  • Sports Book Managers



  • Performance Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Acquisitions
  • SEO
  • CRM
  • Brand



  • Treasury
  • Tax and Compliance
  • Financial Reporting


Legal & Compliance

  • General Counsel
  • Responsible Gaming
  • Integrity Analyst
  • Compliance Auditor
  • Payments & Fraud Analyst
  • Licensing Coordinator



  • Network Engineer
  • IT Project Manager
  • Senior Database Administrator
  • Senior Systems Engineer
  • IT Business Analyst
  • Solutions Architect
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Full Stack Developer


If you are interested in pursuing a move to the US and are qualified or experienced in any of these fields, please contact BettingRecruitment at info@bettingrecruitment.com today to help you start the path to your new future in the US.

While relevant experience is important for the visa application process and to demonstrate that you can perform a ‘specialty occupation’, we recommend that anyone who is interested in sports gambling and possesses transferrable skills from another industry also get in touch with the team at BettingRecruitment.

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