Governor Bill Lee names his 3 picks to sports betting board

Posted at 10:27 PM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 11:27:09-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee's appointees to a regulatory board for Tennessee's new online-only sports betting law include a law enforcement official, a local school board member and a commercial insurance company owner.

Lee's office announced Monday he has selected Kevin Carroll of Williamson County, Billy Orgel of Shelby County and Hanes Torbett of Washington County.

Carroll is the Security Services Division director at the Davidson County Sheriff's Office.

Orgel is a Shelby County school board member and owns a national wireless communications structures company.

Torbett owns a commercial insurance company.

Senate Speaker Randy McNally made three board selections. House Speaker Cameron Sexton has the last pick on the nine-member board. The former speaker appointed two others.

It's still unclear when Tennessee's sports betting will begin. The law took effect July 1.