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Thursday, January 9
5:30-7:00 p.m. Attendee Reception
Friday, January 10
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 8:25 a.m. NCLGS Officers & Committee Chairs MeetingInvitation Only
8:50 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcome Address: NCLGS President William P. Coley II, Senator, Ohio
9 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Committee on Responsible Gaming

Learning from Best Practices – Problem-gambling programs, funding, structure and research varies widely from state to state. In this session, experts discuss what they consider to be the best practices in areas such as self-exclusion, funding mechanisms, treatment, awareness, and technology applications such as spending notifications and facial recognition.
Chair: Senator Keith Pickard, Nevada

10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Committee on Emerging Forms of Gaming

Sports’ Role in Sports Betting – While state governments and industry focus on what the legalization, regulation and revenue generation of sports betting, to what extent should stakeholders who deliver the content – such as the sports leagues, the television networks and the athletes themselves – be considered? Officials from these groups discuss how what roles they should play in the rollout of sports betting.
Chair: Senator Jon Ford, Indiana

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Networking Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Committee on Indian Gaming

Compacts and Impacts: What You Need to Know – As Native American tribes and nations seek to establish their first Class III casino or renew existing compacts, they and the host state government must negotiate agreements that will have lasting economic, fiscal and social impacts on the tribe, the local area, and the state. In this session, learn what to expect in the compacting process, the key elements to be debated, and what impacts can be expected among the host tribes and stakeholders.
Chair: Senator Perry Thurston, Florida

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Keynote Luncheon
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Committee on Lotteries

Growing Revenues: What’s Working, What’s Next – State lottery directors must continually find ways to increase revenues at a time when consumers have more gambling options than ever – from casinos to sports betting to electronic gaming devices in retail locations. US lottery sales in FY 2018 grew 7%, helped by new products, new sales channels, and effective marketing. State lottery directors and consultants discuss how – or if – such growth can be sustained.
Chair: Representative Kevin Ryan, Connecticut

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Networking Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Committee on Casinos

Law Enforcement, Security and Cheating: Keeping Casinos Square – As businesses that process millions of dollars of customer transactions monthly or even daily, casinos are subject to strict regulatory control, are patrolled by their own security, are overseen by special state law enforcement personnel, and are frequently the target of bad actors. With state tax receipts and industry gaming licenses on the line every day, learn how both government agencies and the industry itself ensure safety, protect cash, and guard against cheating.
Chair: Representative Brandt Iden, Michigan

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Committee on Pari-Mutuel

Focus on Safety and Growth – US pari-mutuel handle has grown in each of the last five years after more than a decade of yearly declines, perhaps changing the perception of being a “dying industry.” While the pari-mutuel industry endeavors to sustain growth, it also seeks to ensure that the safety of its equine athletes, including the use of proper racing surfaces and effective drug-testing programs. Experts from different perspectives discuss the path forward in pari-mutuel racing.
Chair: Senator William Coley, Ohio

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. VIP Reception for Sponsors and Donors - Invitation Only
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Opening-Night Welcome Reception, Denmark Commons
Saturday, January 11
7:30 a.m.        Registration Open, Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Keynote Address
General Sessions: International Masters of Gaming Law Masterclasses
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 

Tribal-State Gaming Compacts: Legal and Regulatory Trends and Topics – Tribal gaming industry experts, regulators, and legislative leaders will discuss the legal framework of Indian gaming and negotiation of tribal-state gaming compacts and explore the complex interplay between state, local, federal, and tribal law and the respective governments and agencies. Panelists will review significant recent trends in compacting across the country and explore how compacts impact the effective and efficient state and tribal gaming regulation of the industry.

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Networking Break
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Sports Betting: Learning from Best Practices – As sports betting is spreading across the country, legislative bodies in many are making important decisions on how to move forward with legalization or expansion. With sports betting now available in 14 states, legislators must answer critical questions, such as: Who should regulate this industry? Are state lotteries the right answer? Mobile or not? How will problem-gambling issues be addressed? Are there special compliance and KYC issues? Entity wagering? This panel will address these cutting-edge issues and more.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Executive Committee and Legislator Roundtable
1:00 p.m. Optional Off-Site Event   (Sign up at registration desk.)
Sunday, January 12
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration Open, Continental Breakfast
General Session
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

General Session

Attracting Capital Investment and Generating Employment – What can state and local governments do to fully capture the economic benefits of gaming in their communities? What policies should existing and potential gaming jurisdictions pursue or not pursue if they wish to create a regulatory environment that is investment-friendly and that would encourage their licensees to invest in their properties, thus retaining or increasing employment levels and the spinoff economic impacts? Gaming companies, regulators discuss and an investment professional discuss what works and what does not.

10:30 a.m. NCLGS Summer Meeting Concludes


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