Select Committee to Address
Inclusion and Diversity in Gaming at
NCLGS Winter Meeting, Dec. 12-14 in Austin

For the first time in its 25-year history, the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) has formed a select committee to help policymakers, operators and suppliers advance the goal of expanding inclusion and diversity in the gaming industry.
Representative Christie Carpino of Connecticut, who serves as NCLGS’s Vice President of Programing, will lead the panel’s discussion at the upcoming NCLGS Winter Meeting, December 12-14 at the Hyatt Regency Austin.
The following experts will present to the select committee:
  • Katherine Armstrong, Vice President of Culture (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion), Churchill Downs
  • Kim Barker Lee, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, IGT
  • Helene Keeley, Deputy Director, Delaware Lottery
  • Reggie Ledan, Senior Compliance Manager, FanDuel
  • Stephanie Piimauna, SVP and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Seminole Hard Rock
This select team of experts will provide insight on critical issues that include:
  • How should the gaming industry best ensure representation of diverse talent in gaming?
  • How does the industry focus on identifying and advancing diverse talent into technical, management, operational and executive roles?
  • What role can legislators and regulators play in advancing this agenda?
The NCLGS Winter Meeting is open to the public. The three-day agenda also includes:
  • Six legislator-chaired Committee sessions that will focus on critical aspects of gaming:
  • 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
  • Keynote Presentations from American Gaming Association CEO Bill Miller and Las Vegas Sands Senior Vice President Andy Abboud
  • Capstone Panel – Sports Betting Retrospective: Expectations, Reality and Lessons Learned
  • Two International Masters of Gaming Law Masterclass sessions on:
    •        Igaming and the Intersection with Land-Based Gaming
    •        Distributed Gaming: Threat, Opportunity or Conundrum?
  • Two evening networking receptions
For panel descriptions please clickhere.
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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.
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