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NCLGS Officers & Committee Chairs Meeting Invitation Only
8:30 a.m. — 8:50 a.m.
Keynote Address: Antonios I. Kerastaris, Group CEO, Intralot
8:50 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.
Welcome Address: NCLGS President William P. Coley II, Senator, Ohio
9:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
Committee on Responsible Gaming
Emerging Forms of Gaming ... Emerging Problem-Gambling Concerns? Is an online player more susceptible to problem gambling than a casino player? What about a sports bettor? What about slots in bars vs. casino slots?
As legalized gambling expands to include new and emerging options, experts share their research and insights on whether certain types of gambling should cause more concern than others.
Senator Jon Ford, Indiana
Michael Burke, Executive Director, Michigan Association on Problem Gambling
Heather Chapman, Supervisory Psychologist/Director Gambling Program, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Derek Longmeier, Executive Director, Problem Gambling Network of Ohio
Learning from Nevada Sports Betting Model of Regulation: Nevada is the only state that has effectively governed sports betting for many years, in many different types of facilities and in different markets. What better
way for states preparing for the eventual introduction of regulated sports betting to learn about the Nevada model than to listen directly to a team of experts who live and work in the Silver State?
Assemblyman Keith Pickard, Nevada
Joe Asher, CEO, William Hill US
Karl Bennison, Chief, Enforcement Division, Nevada Gaming Control Board
Becky Harris, Chair, Nevada Gaming Control Board
Art Manteris, Vice President Race & Sports Operations, Station Casinos
11:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
Committee on Pari-Mutuel
The Future of Racetracks — What They Need to Survive. As new forms of gaming emerge and pari-mutuel wagering remains in a slow- or no-growth mode, racetrack operators must look beyond the traditional racing model
to remain viable. Experts will discuss a range of creative options that are now or could soon be available to racetrack operators – such the addition of turf courses, new forms of betting such as fixed-odds wagering, adding
other forms of gaming (sports betting, esports), and using their facilities for festivals and other events.
Senator Perry Thurston, Florida
Steve Geller, Esquire, Geller Law Firm
Chris McErlean, Vice President — Racing, Penn National Gaming
Dave Payton, Vice President of Sales, AmTote International
Doug Reed, Senior Pari-Mutuel Associate, Spectrum Gaming Group
12:30 p.m. — 1:45 p.m.
Casey Schwab, Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, National Football League Players Association
1:45 p.m. — 2:45 p.m.
Committee on Lotteries
The Future is Now: Lotteries are the most widespread gaming offering in the United States, and they are facing a host of challenges, from an aging demographic to adopting – and adapting to – emerging forms
of gaming, including online and sports betting. Our experts will share their concerns, and address how states can respond to a growing list of critical issues facing lotteries across the nation.
Representative Kevin Ryan, Connecticut
Dennis Berg, Ohio Lottery
Byron Boothe, Intralot
Tim Lowry, Partner, DLA Piper
Kevin Mullally, Vice President of Government Relations & General Counsel, GLI
2:45 p.m. — 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. — 4:15 p.m.
Committee on Casinos
Beyond Slots and Tables — the Emerging Casino Model: Due to the confluence of rapid casino expansion and emerging forms of gaming, casinos are looking beyond the traditional table games and slot machines to grow
their businesses. This includes alternative forms of gaming such as skill-based, online and (potentially) sports betting; non-gaming events such as esports and festivals; and attractions ranging from conference centers to zip lines.
What is the future of land-based casinos, and what are the implications from a state's fiscal perspective?
Representative Helene Keeley, Delaware
Brian Egger, Senior Gaming & Lodging Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence
John Maddox, Vice President Government Relations & Development, Caesars Entertainment
Lovell Walker, Executive Director of Interactive Gaming Development, MGM Resorts International
John Worthington, Vice President of Operations, Penn Interactive Ventures
4:15 p.m. — 5:15 p.m.
Committee on State-Federal Relations
New Forms of Gaming, New Challenges: Gaming is evolving and new forms are being developed, and policymakers at all levels have to be on the same page: Whether it is sports betting, online, esports or other emerging
forms of gaming, legislators, regulators, operators and suppliers need to identify the issues and develop the policies that will benefit all stakeholders — and they must be sure they are in line with federal policy/law.
Senator Bill Coley, Ohio
Richard Carter, CEO, SBTech
Andy Cunningham, Sportradar
Will Green, Senior Director, Research, American Gaming Association
Mark Hemmerle, Vice President, Legal & Compliance, Worldpay Gaming
Lindsay Slader, Geocomply, VP, Regulatory Affairs
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, July 14
Registration Open, Continental Breakfast
General Sessions: International Masters of Gaming Law Masterclasses
8:30 a.m. — 9:45 a.m.
Legal Implications of the Supreme Court Ruling on Sports Betting: Legal experts will analyze the effects of the Supreme Court decision on the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (i.e., sports betting), with
emphasis on the entities that would be eligible to operate sports betting and the potential distribution channels. They will further discuss the possibility of cross-border transactions with other states, as well as potential impacts
of the SCOTUS decision the Interstate Wire Act of 1961, as some lawyers believe that may have to be amended if the Court strikes down PASPA.
Representative Brandt Iden, Michigan
Anthony Cabot, Distinguished Fellow, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Tommaso DiChio, Legal & Regulatory Counsel, Kambi
Jennifer Lamirand, Associate Crowe Dunlevy
Mark Hichar, Partner, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
Daniel Wallach, Shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff
9:45 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. — 11:15 a.m.
State of Online Gaming in the US: Legal experts will discuss the status and outlook for online gaming, the entities and locations that are — and could be — eligible to operate online gaming, and liquidity pooling with
other states. In addition, the effect of the legalization of sports betting on the operation of online gaming will also be examined.
Representative Joseph Wagner, Massachusetts
Scott Gunn, Senior Vice President Global Government Relations and North America Lottery Business, IGT
Jeremy Kleiman, Partner, Saiber LLC
Stephen Martino, Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, MGM Resorts International
Sean M. McGuinness, Attorney, Butler Snow
Robert Stocker II, Member, Robert Stocker PLLC
11:15 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
Executive Committee and Legislator Roundtable
1:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Tour of Intralot's Ohio Lottery facility. Shuttle leaves Marriott at 1 p.m. Registration required.
Optional Major League Baseball game (ticket block sold out)
New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians
Sunday, July 15
8:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
Registration Open, Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.
The Economic Impacts of Gaming: A critical issue in legalizing or expanding a form of gaming beyond the fiscals are the economic impacts it will have. Will it result in construction and permanent jobs? Does it have
the opportunity to attract out-of-state visitors? Do the positive economic impacts outweigh the social costs? What factors should legislators consider when legalizing or expanding gaming? A panel of economists and gaming experts
Senator Bill Coley, Ohio
Andy Abboud, VP, Government Relations & Community Development, Las Vegas Sands
Alan Feldman, Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Communications and Industry Affairs, MGM Resorts International
Dan Metelsky, Public Gaming Strategist and Public Policy Leader, Public Gaming Creative Strategies
Michael Pollock, Managing Director, Spectrum Gaming Group
Ernie Stevens Jr., Chair, National Indian Gaming Association