Roger Licht

Roger H. Licht (born 1956) is the former chairman of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) and a prominent horse racing legal expert.

Licht was a Los Angeles lawyer who for 15 years had been representing jockeys, trainers, and other licensees[1] in disputes with the CHRB, before Governor Gray Davis appointed him a racing commissioner in 2001.[2] He served on the CHRB for three years and was elected chairman in November 2002.[3] Licht is credited with accelerating the launch of Advanced Deposit Wagering (ADW) in California, a move that has since helped to increase fan interest in the state's horse racing industry.

In April 2005 Licht was named a member of's independent wagering compliance committee.


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