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Focus on Sports Betting:
 Expectations, Reality and Lessons Learned to be
Key Panel Discussion at NCLGS Austin Meeting

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AUSTIN, TEXAS: A panel of legislators and sports betting leaders will convene at the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) Winter Meeting, this December 12 – 14 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas.
Since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in May 2018 to overturn PASPA, numerous states have adopted sports betting based on their own fiscal and economic expectations.
Discussions by the panel will include answering questions such as:
  • What were those expectations?
  • Were they met? If not, why?
  • What could have been done differently?
  • Are there lessons learned from the adoption of sports betting and igaming that others need to consider?
NCLGS Vice President Shawn Fluharty, Delegate from West Virginia, will serve as the panel moderator with presenters including:
  • Speaker of the House Alec Garnett, Colorado 
  • Steve Geller, NCLGS General Counsel, Mayor of Broward County Florida
  • Brandt Iden, Head of Government Affairs, US Sportradar
  • Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo, New Jersey
  • Bill Pascrell III, Partner, Princeton Public Affairs Inc.
  • Representative Mike Zalewski, Illinois  
The three-day NCLGS Winter Meeting is open to the public and the agenda includes:
  • Six legislator-chaired Committee sessions that will focus on critical aspects of gaming, as follows:
  • Committee on Casinos: The Future of Brick-and-Mortar Casinos in a Changing World
  • Committee on Emerging Forms of Gaming: Adopting New Technologies
  • Committee on Indian Gaming: Finding a Level Playing Field in the Digital Future
  • Committee on Lotteries: Building a Digital Future for Lotteries
  • Committee on Pari-Mutuels: Horseracing’s uncertain future – an industry at a crossroads
  • Committee on Responsible Gaming:Identifying, Adopting Best Practices
  • A special session of a Select Committee on Inclusion and Diversity
  • Two International Masters of Gaming Law Masterclass sessions
  • Keynote addresses
  • Two evening networking receptions
For panel descriptions please clickhere.
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Legislators and others seeking NCLGS membership information should contact Wayne Marlin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
NCLGS is the only organization of state lawmakers that meets on a regular basis to discuss issues relating to gaming. Members of NCLGS serve as chairpersons or members of state legislative committees responsible for the regulation of gaming in their state legislative houses. NCLGS does not promote or oppose gaming but is primarily concerned with the regulation and economic and social impacts of the industry. The NCLGS Foundation is the educational and research arm of NCLGS. The 501(c)(3) non-profit is a source of non-partisan data on issues of gaming legislation and regulation. Learn more about NCLGS at



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