Victor Salerno is a 38 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 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 recently expanded the sports wagering business with the launch of the very successful Leroy’s mobile sports wagering app. He also pioneered the development and use of self-service race & sports book 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.”