Victor J. Salerno – Chairman of the Board of William Hill U.S.
Victor J. Salerno was named Chairman of William Hill U.S. in June 2012. Previously, Salerno had been the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Wagering Inc. He was also President of AWI Gaming Inc., a subsidiary of American Wagering Inc. and President and Chief Executive Officer of Leroy’s Horse and Sports Place, a subsidiary of American Wagering Inc. Salerno served as an Executive Vice President and Director of Autotote CBS Corporation from April 1989 to March 1, 1996. Mr. Salerno served as the President of the Nevada Association of Race and Sports Operators. Salerno completed undergraduate course work at Cal State-Northridge and holds a DDS degree from Marquette University.
Joseph M. Asher – Chief Executive Officer
Joe Asher has a long background in the gaming industry and a lifelong passion for the race and sports betting business. Starting when he was a teenager, Asher held management positions at several racetracks, including Brandywine Raceway, Dover Downs, Harrington Raceway and Foxboro Raceway and was the Wilmington News-Journal’s thoroughbred racing handicapper for Delaware Park. He became the youngest track announcer in North America, calling races at Harrington, Foxboro, Brandywine and Dover Downs. After relocating to Las Vegas, Asher later launched Brandywine Bookmaking, operator of Lucky’s Race & Sports Books, in 2008. William Hill completed its acquisition of Brandywine in June 2012 and named Asher as its CEO in the U.S. Previously, Asher was an attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Asher is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Widener University School of Law, magna cum laude, served a judicial clerkship with the Supreme Court of Delaware and is admitted to the bar in Delaware and New York. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Political Communication at the University of Delaware and Widener Law’s National Advisory Council. Asher has been featured in numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, Wilmington News-Journal and CNBC.