|Rush Street Gaming Chairman Neil Bluhm to Keynote Summer Meeting of National Council of Legislators from Gaming States|
CHICAGO, IL – Neil Bluhm, co-founder and Chairman of Rush Street Gaming, will be the Luncheon Keynote speaker at the Summer Meeting of the National Council of Legislations from Gaming States (NCLGS), July 11-13, at the InterContinental Magnificent Mile. Bluhm’s speaking engagement with NCLGS will be a highlight of the first major in-person gaming conference in more than a year.
Bluhm and Rush Street co-founder Greg Carlin launched Rush Street Gaming’s U.S. casino operations in 2008. Together they have built one of North America’s fastest-growing gaming companies. Most recently they led Rush Street Interactive, their online casino and sports betting operation, into a public company through a reverse merger that closed last December. Bluhm first made his fortune as the co-founder of JMB Realty, one of the largest property ownership and real estate development companies in the United States with marquee developments across the country, including in his hometown of Chicago. He also founded the successful private equity firm Walton Street Capital.
“These are exciting times for the gaming industry and for Rush Street Interactive, as exciting as my early days as a real estate developer,” Bluhm said. “With more states legalizing casino, on-line and mobile gaming, there are tremendous opportunities to work in partnership with lawmakers to grow our industry and create jobs and new tax revenues as we rebuild from the pandemic. The best is yet to come.”
In addition to the Bluhm keynote address, the three-day NCLGS Summer Meeting includes:
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 https://www.nclgs.org/.
Spectrum Gaming Group, which has performed advisory and consulting work for gaming operators, regulators, and legislatures in 40 U.S. states and territories and in 48 countries on six continents, serves as Executive Director of NCLGS. Discover more about Spectrum at https://www.spectrumgaming.com/.