NCLGS Winter Meeting - Miami 2018

January 5-7, 2018 — Hyatt Regency Miami Hotel


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Friday, January 5

7:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. — 8:45 a.m. NCLGS Officers & Committee Chairs Meeting
Invitation Only
8:50 a.m. — 9:00 a.m. Welcome Address
Committee Meetings
9:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.

Committee on State-Federal Relations - Tribal and State: How do compacts need to evolve in the face of rapid technological change? Can tribes offer Internet gambling and, if so, what are the legal or regulatory steps to implementation?

10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.

Special Committee Session on Responsible Gaming:Uses of technology to monitor, spot and limit problem-gambling behavior. How does online affect responsible-gaming policies?

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

Committee on Pari-Mutuel:Exploring trends and issues in the racing industry, including how potential pari-mutuel wagering on different sports such as e-sports, daily fantasy sports auto racing may be an opportunity or threat for the operators of traditional pari-mutuel wagering on horses and dogs.

12:30 p.m. — 1:45 p.m. Keynote Luncheon:
Special Discussion: Women in Gaming: How can more women break the glass ceiling, and what can states do to assist those efforts?
1:45 p.m. — 2:45 p.m.

Committee on Lotteries:Will lotteries and casinos converge as both seek online presence? Can lotteries effectively serve as regulatory agencies? How do lotteries need to evolve as technology changes?

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

Committee on Casinos:From New Mexico to Ohio to Connecticut, states have wrestled with the tax treatment of promotional slot credits, a critical industry marketing tool also known as “free play.” Also examining the role that state incentives may play in boosting casino-revenue tax receipts, while expanding the industry's demographic reach.

4:15 p.m. — 5:15 p.m.

Committee on State-Federal Relations - Internet:Inter-state and inter-country compacting, preparing for the potential legalization of sports wagering.

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, January 6

7:30 a.m. Registration Open, Continental Breakfast
General Sessions: International Masters of Gaming Law Masterclasses
8:30 a.m. — 9:45 a.m.

Regulators Roundtable: The chairs or executive directors of gaming regulatory agencies from multiple states discuss desired changes in gaming laws, funding, industry issues, best practices, the scope of their respective commissions, the feasibility of umbrella agency for all forms of gambling in a state, cooperation among states, and other timely issues.

9:45 a.m. — 10:00 a.m. Networking Break
10:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.

The Mounting Fiscal Challenge: With some newly opened commercial casinos not performing to expectations and statewide gaming revenues flattening in other jurisdictions, how do mature casino states adjust to the reality that they cannot count on continually growing gaming tax receipts? Some states, such as Pennsylvania, have offered a smorgasbord of expansion and new forms of gaming to compensate, including satellite casinos, airport slots, online gaming, and retail gaming. Legislators and industry leaders debate the issues and potential solutions.

Afternoon: Off-Site Event TBA

Sunday, January 7

8:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m. Registration Open, Continental Breakfast
General Session
9:00 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.

Gaming Technology: Following up on “The Mounting Fiscal Challenge” panel from Saturday morning, can states count on emerging technology - both new types of games and altogether new forms of gambling - to attract younger patrons who may dislike traditional slot machines and thus boost casino revenues that in many states are a critical source of tax receipts? “Slot manufacturers” have transformed into gaming technology providers and social-gaming companies endeavor to gamblify popular online games, potentially unleashing a new era in how Americans gamble.

10:30 a.m. NCLGS Winter Meeting Concludes



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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 $550



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