Veteran racetrack executive Hal Handel, who left his position earlier this year as executive vice president and chief operating officer for the New York Racing Association, has joined TVG as a special adviser.
According to a release, Handel “will provide strategic advice and direction to TVG’s television network and its ADW business. He will also act as liaison between the company and key stakeholders in the US racing industry, particularly those on the east coast, and will assist the team in its efforts to bring exchange wagering and other innovative products into the U.S.”
Prior to joining NYRA, Handel was CEO of Greenwood Racing, then operator of Philadelphia Park, now Parx Racing. Previously he was executive vice president and COO of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority’s operations at the Meadowlands and Monmouth Park.