June 24th, 2020

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As state policymakers grapple with expected budget shortfalls and the need to fund critical government services, many will clearly consider leveraging digital gaming as a source of revenue.

With the closure of every commercial and tribal casino in the U.S. and stay-at-home orders in effect, the online channels appear to offer an important alternative to distribute gaming and lottery content in a safe and reliable manner, while generating state revenue as shown with New Jersey's iGaming experience and Pennsylvania's iLottery offering. Should states pursue this opportunity? If so, in what form and in what timeframe? What are the drawbacks and caveats to be considered?

Moderator:
• William Coley II – Ohio Senator and President, NCLGS
 
Expert Panel:
• Howard B. Glaser – Global Head of Government Affairs & Special Initiatives, Scientific Games
• Michael Lightman – Principal, Cerpien Solutions
• Michael Pollock – Managing Director, Spectrum Gaming Group
• Thomas Winter – Senior Vice President and General Manager of Online Gaming, Golden Nugget Casinos
 

July 29th, 2020

7.29 Website 2

The Lottery model, which has been in place in the US for more than a half-century, has worked well and generated billions of dollars for worthy causes. Our team of experts will discuss whether the current model is still the best one, as new technologies, new forms of gaming, and new demographic challenges emerge. Questions to be addressed include:
• How can – or should – the model change?
• Why should it change?
• How should state governments change their views of lotteries? As regulators? As revenue generators? As both?
• How will the role of retailers change

Expert Panel:
• William Coley II – Ohio Senator and President, NCLGS
• Shawn Fluharty – West Virginia House of Delegates, Vice - President of Programming, NCLGS 
• Rose J. Hudson – President and CEO, Louisiana Lottery Corporation
• Moti Malul – CEO Neogames, Co-CEO, NeoPollard Interactive
• Gordon Medenica – Director Maryland Lottery and Gaming
• Patrick McHugh – Executive Vice President and  Lottery Group Chief  Executive, Scientific Games
• Wendy Montgomery – Senior Vice President of Global Brand, Marketing, and Communications, IGT
 
July 29th, 2020
 
8.26 Website
  
Gaming is a product of the political process, which governs everything from tax rates to the location of casinos. Policies that were established for political purposes have been in place for years, in some instances for decades. Is it time to re-think those policies? Questions to be addressed include:
• As states perennially face fiscal pressures, how should they view gaming tax rates and gaming policy?
• Do fiscal pressures translate into pressures for either tax increases, more casino locations or new forms of gaming including mobile, distributed gaming?
• What is the effect of such potential expansions on gaming facilities, employment and other goals?
• Can gaming ever be fully divorced from politics? How should policies evolve?
• Should one policy govern both lotteries and casino gaming?
 
Expert Panel:
• Jon Ford – Indiana State Senator & Vice President, National Council of Legislators from Gaming States
• Howard Glaser – Global Head of Government Affairs and Special Initiatives, Scientific Games
• Bill Miller – President and CEO, American Gaming Association
• Keith Pickard – Nevada State Senator and President Elect, National Council of Legislators from Gaming States
• Michael Pollock – Managing Director, Spectrum Gaming Group
• Jay Snowden – President and CEO, Penn National Gaming
 
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