Barbara DeMarco is a Governmental Affairs Consultant specializing in gaming, education, technology and agricultural policy as well as procurement and corporate development.
Since 1994, she has seen over 3 dozen gaming related bills become law. Most recently, she protected the interests of Freehold Raceway (jointly owned by Penn Entertainment and Parx Casino/Racing) as well as Continent 8 Technologies in NJ's sports wagering law. Other laws she directly championed include allowing for an independent data center in Atlantic City, the legalization of exchange wagering and the establishment of Off Track Wagering and Account Deposit Wagering in NJ.
Barbara has authored articles, OP ED’s and guest columns on casino, online, sports wagering and parimutuel wagering on horses. One of the few women nationally with a policy expertise in this area, she is often invited to speak at national and regional forums.
She also has spoken and written widely on the issue of women in atypical professions. To this end, she spends a great deal of time mentoring young women entering the realm of policy and politics. Since its inception, her name has appeared on Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg's list of the most powerful and influential women for InsiderNJ.
From technology to infrastructure, Barbara also works with clients on procurement and business development. For example, in June 2019, she was the lead on a project that resulted in the opening of a world class data center in the Atlantic City Convention Center. The project was done in a public/private partnership with the NJ Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and her client, Continent 8 Technologies.
Barbara is a member of the Greater Atlantic City of Commerce’s Executive Board where she co-chairs the Committee on Economic Development and Policy.
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