From the desk of ABL...
Industry Leaders meet in Las Vegas
Independent beverage licensees and their hospitality industry partners came together on March 24-26, 2019, for American Beverage Licensees (ABL) 17th Annual Meeting at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. During the meeting, attendees networked with their peers from across the country while also learning about emerging trends and ongoing issues affecting the beverage alcohol industry.
Peter Angus, executive vice president of U.S. and Canadian Sales for Tito’s Handmade Vodka, discussed the rapid rise – and exceptional success—of Tito’s over the past decade, and how culture, quality and commitment have made their product the number one on- and off-premise distilled spirits brand in the United States. Peter also emphasized the vital role that independent retailers continue to play in the success of not just Tito’s but the industry as a whole.
Becky Harris, immediate past-chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and current academic fellow at the UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation, shared her views on the current state of sports betting following the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down in federal ban and what it could mean for beverage licenses looking to establish or expand lottery and gambling offerings in retail establishments.
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