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Updated: August 7, 2020 / 2020 40 Under Forty Honorees

Andrew Walter


Andrew Walter

Age: 39

Company: PointsBet

Title: Senior Director, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs

No. of years with company: 7.5

Town where I live: West Simsbury

College: Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minn.)

Highest Degree: Law degree

Andrew Walter was recently named senior director of compliance and regulatory affairs at PointsBet. He was previously an attorney at the Connecticut Lottery Corp., a quasi-public agency.

At the CLC he provided a full range of in-house legal services and was also responsible for governmental affairs efforts, which include developing legislative strategy, testimony, commenting on proposed legislation, and meeting individually with legislators and stakeholders.

He also previously served as an attorney in the Connecticut Judicial Branch, working at the Connecticut Supreme Court and the Superior Court.

What’s been your biggest professional accomplishment so far in your career?

I loved working on policy issues at the CLC. An avid sports fan myself, I helped develop CLC’s vision for how it could execute sports betting in Connecticut.

I was honored to speak at national conferences on the intersection of sports betting and state lotteries.

How are you involved in the community?

Locally, I’ve served as a board member and secretary of AIDS Connecticut since 2016 and as a member of the town of Simsbury Public Building Committee since 2018.

Additionally, I have been a member of the National Association of States and Provincial Lotteries’ Responsible Gambling Committee since 2017.

What do you like to do outside of work?

My wife and I have two wonderful daughters, ages 3 and 6 months — they take up most of our time. After they go to bed, I love catching part of a Minnesota Twins game.

When we have time, my wife and I enjoy hiking in Simsbury and traveling.

How will the coronavirus pandemic change the way you work long term?

COVID-19 provided my first remote-work opportunity. It taught me that I can successfully work remotely and almost all of my work can be done online/virtually.

That being said, I learned that there is no substitute for in-person communication, especially in my government affairs/advocacy role.

Four reasons why you deserve to be a 40 Under Forty:

Zealous public advocate of the vital role of the CLC as a consistent source of revenue for the state of Connecticut.

Long-serving board member of nonprofit ensuring that all impacted by HIV/AIDS and related health issues have access to health, housing and support services.

Part of a team that tackles some of the most significant projects at the CLC, including large gaming contracts, important marketing agreements, and new game launches.

Fun Fact

Summers between years of college I played guitar in a rock band with a few friends and my father. The name changed annually — “We’re Single,” “Slow Loris,” and “JP5” — but were all embarrassingly bad.

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