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NCLGS Summer Meeting - Denver 2017

June 9-11, 2017 — Westin Denver Downtown

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Friday, June 9

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. NCLGS Officers & Committee Chairs Meeting
Invitation Only
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Committee on Responsible Gaming
Preparing for the Future

Use and efficacy of technology-based tools ... Impacts of emerging forms of gaming ... How legal sports betting might impact problem gambling ... State funding for problem-gambling organizations

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Special Committee Session on Pari-Mutuels
Challenges Ahead

Animal welfare issues and social pressures ... Supply of race horses and impact on field sizes, racing days ... Legal, regulatory environment for allowing experimentation and innovation ... Attendance trends and marketing to next generation of racing patrons.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Networking Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Committee on Lotteries
Evolving from Certain Profit to Uncertain Future

Capturing millennials and new demographics ... can lotteries, casinos both go online in the same states? ... Examining the current and future lottery model ... which new technologies may work, which ones may not.

12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Keynote Luncheon
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. State-Federal Relations Committee: Internet Gaming
New Administration ... New Outlook?

New DOJ’s treatment of Wire Act ... will the states pursue intrastate online gaming and how will they proceed? ... Updates on CA, PA and other states considering authorizing iGaming ... Lessons learned from DE, NJ, NV.

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Networking Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. State-Federal Relations Committee: Tribal and State
New Administration ... New Outlook?

Should change in policy/tenor be expected from the Trump Administration? ... Will the BIA be as supportive of Tribes trying to get land in trust? ... Intersection of tribal and commercial gaming – in Connecticut, elsewhere.

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Committee on Casinos
Casinos & Marijuana: Legal and Policy Issues

Issues of medical vs. recreational ... application of current regulations ... segregation of smoking lounges ... can gaming licensee invest in marijuana industry? ...state law vs. federal enforcement.

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. VIP Reception for Sponsors and Donors
Invitation Only
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Attendee Welcome Reception

Saturday, June 10

7:30 a.m. – noon Registration Open, Refreshments
General Session: International Masters of Gaming Law Masterclasses
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Panel Discussion
Retail Gaming: Revenue Source vs. Casino Cannibal

Retail gaming – i.e., the operation of a limited number of electronic gaming devices (typically 5-10) in liquor-licensed establishments – is operational in seven states. The most recent entrant, Illinois, has seen its retail gaming program surpass $1 billion in annual gross gaming revenue less than four years after launch. Other states are looking to join in. But at what cost to casino revenues – and thus future investment and employment in casinos? Experts on both sides of this fast-emerging issue weigh the pros and cons.

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Networking Break
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
The New Frontier: Emerging Forms of Gambling

Legislators, regulators, operators and consumers are facing a fast-growing array of gaming choices, from daily fantasy sports to skill-based machines to virtual reality gaming. But determining what is already legal within a state’s framework – and how to regulate it – can be tricky. Even determining when an activity is simply “gaming” vs. “gambling” is open to legal debate when considering the traditional elements of prize, chance and consideration. Gaming attorneys and regulators provide their insights based on state law, court decisions and legal opinion.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Executive Committee and Legislator Roundtable
12:45 p.m. Facility Tour; details TBA

Sunday, June 11

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration Open
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. General Session
Sports Betting: The Momentum Builds

The commissioners of the Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer and the National Basketball Association have warmed to notion of legalized sports betting. The American Gaming Association is vigorously lobbying for legalization, arguing that it would bring a predominantly illegal activity into a regulated, taxable environment. If approved at the federal level, would states have to opt in or opt out? Do states seeking legalization before such approval stand a chance in their various legal efforts to overturn the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act? What are the legal and economic ramifications?

10:30 a.m. NCLGS Summer Meeting 2017 Concludes

NCLGS Summer 2017 Denver Meeting Registration Fees

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Legislator, Staff: NCLGS Dues Paying State $300
Legislator, Staff: General Member State $375
Other State / Federal Official $375
General Industry and Public $500


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