Jay Kornegay is Vice President Westgate Resort and Casino SuperBook. He has more than 30 years of experience in the race and sports book industry. Jay graduated from Colorado State University in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in Restaurant Business Management. Always intrigued by gaming, Jay moved to Nevada later that year to start his path in that field.
Starting in Lake Tahoe and soon afterwards moving to Las Vegas, Jay has worked at four major sports books. He opened the Imperial Palace sports book in 1989, which soon turned into one of the more popular sports books in the state of Nevada.
In 2004, Jay took the reins of the SuperBook. As the world’s largest race and sports book with nearly 30,000 square feet, the SuperBook is one of the top sports books in Nevada. Over the years, the SuperBook has won numerous awards and often represents the Las Vegas market for national media outlets. It is known for its aggressive nature, being a player-friendly book, and often the first sports book to post numerous events. The Westgate SuperBook is also known for offering Nevada’s largest wagering menu by posting many 2nd/3rd tier sports, as well as having an international flavor. In addition, the SuperBook hosts the “SuperContest,” which is recognized as the most prestigious pro football handicapping contest in the world. For the eighth consecutive year, the “SuperContest” set a record for number of entries and marked the most entries ever this past football season at 2748. In 2017, the SuperBook also launched the first winner take all SuperContest Gold with the champion pocketing $470,000.
Jay resides in Las Vegas with wife Pam, daughter Cara and son Nicholas. He’s also well known for shooting a 36 on the front nine and a 59 on the back nine.