Evan Davis is a consultant with Pivot Sports Group, a Philadelphia-area consulting practice specializing in marketing and revenue generation by thoughtfully and strategically advising properties and brands. Until January 2020, Evan served as Vice President and General Counsel of Rivers Casino Philadelphia (formerly SugarHouse Casino). In this role, Evan oversaw all legal matters for a company with over $300 million in annual gaming revenues. When the company launched its sports wagering operation in 2018, Evan was on the front lines. He was involved at every turn, from ensuring legal and regulatory compliance to spearheading numerous operational initiatives.
Evan has been widely recognized for his work. He was named by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a 2019 "Influencer of Law," and is a recipient of The Legal Intelligencer's 2019 "GC Impact" award and the Philadelphia Business Journal's 2017 "Best of the Bar" award. Evan was also named by the Philadelphia Business Journal in 2019 and Emerging Leaders of Gaming and Global Gaming Business magazine in 2018 to their respective classes of “40 Under 40.”
Evan is known internationally for his expertise in sports wagering. He is a frequent conference speaker and media presence on the topic, and has relationships with a wide variety of media, team, league, and gaming contacts in this area.
Evan is also very active in his community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, a charity that serves over 3,000 inner-city children in Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ, and on the Board of Trustees for the Bala Cynwyd Library in Lower Merion Township, PA.
Evan received his B.A. from Duke University and his J.D. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as an editor on the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
Whether you are a lawyer who needs to connect with stakeholders in the world of sports wagering, a startup looking to enter this space (or a venture firm on the receiving end of their pitches), or a sports team looking to maximize sponsorship opportunities, Evan can provide significant value and insights as he helps you navigate this rapidly developing world.