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        NCLGS SUMMER MEETING AGENDA

THURSDAY, JULY 7

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                    

GLI Regulators Seminar 2022

Essex Center/South (3rd Floor)

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration Open

Staffordshire Foyer (3rd Floor)

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

NCLGS Attendee Kickoff Reception

  • Welcoming remarks from Bradford Hill, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission            
Staffordshire (3rd Floor)

FRIDAY, JULY 8

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

Essex Ballroom Foyer (3rd Floor)

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Essex Ballroom Foyer (3rd Floor)

7:00 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.

NCLGS Officers & Committee Chairs Meeting (Invitation Only)

Essex North West/North Central (3rd Floor)

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

President’s Address

Essex Center/South (3rd Floor)

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Address:

  • Massachusetts State Representative Jerry Parisella, Chair, Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies

Essex Center/South (3rd Floor)

COMMITTEE SESSIONS

9:05 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Committee on Indian Gaming

Essex Center/South (3rd Floor)

How Court Rulings are Shaping Internet Gaming for Tribes: One of the most pertinent issues facing Indian gaming at this time is the Seminole Tribe of Florida's compact litigation and its implications for tribal participation in internet-based gaming. Our legal and gaming experts discuss court rulings to date and the implications for tribal-state relations. Will Congress and the US Department of Interior be proactive or reactive? How will this affect the future of Indian gaming?

Chair:

  Representative Georgene Louis, New Mexico

Presenters:

  • Rodney Butler, Chairman, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

  • Derril Jordan, Partner, Maglio, Christopher and Toale Law Firm

  • Assemblymember James C. Ramos, California

     

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

Essex Ballroom Foyer (3rd Floor)
     

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Committee on Emerging Forms of Gaming

Essex Center/South (3rd Floor)

The Implications and Impacts of New Gaming Options: What are the technological, demographic, competitive and political issues that policymakers must confront and understand when developing gaming policy? With gaming expanding in multiple directions – from more casinos to distributed gaming to online gaming to state-operated gaming via lotteries – policymakers must carefully weigh the implications and impacts of any regulatory change or expansion.

Chair:

  Senator Jon Ford, Indiana 

Presenters:

  • Ali Bartlett, Partner, Bose McKinney and Evans Gaming Practice

  • Scott Gunn, Senior Vice President, Corporate Public Affairs, IGT

  • Martin Lycka, Senior Vice President, American Regulatory Affairs and Responsible Gaming, Entain

  • Jasmine Tompkins, Legislative Liaison and External Affairs Manager, Michigan Gaming Control Board

     

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Committee on Pari-Mutuel

Essex Center/South (3rd Floor)

Revisiting Statutory Minimum Race Days in the Face of a Deepening Horse Shortage:  Most racetracks cannot fill all of the races they intend to run, racing programs are inundated with short fields, and handle declines are proportionate to fewer horse starters. With horsemen groups reluctant to approve any reduction in race dates, the pari-mutuel industry faces significant challenges amid a rapidly changing overall gaming landscape.

 Chair:

  Representative Joseph S. Geller, Florida

Presenters:

  • Waqas Ahmed, Director of Pari-Mutuel Wagering & Compliance, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

  • Representative Adam Koenig, Kentucky, Pari-Mutuel Wagering Taxation Task Force

  • Christopher McErlean, Vice President, Racing, Penn National Gaming 

  • Tom Sage, Executive Director, Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission

     

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. 

Keynote Luncheon: Jason Robins, Chief Executive Officer, DraftKings 

Staffordshire (3rd Floor)

RobinsJason Robins is chief executive officer of DraftKings. Robins co-founded DraftKings in 2012 and oversees the company’s strategy and operations, while also driving funding and partnerships.

Robins has built a reputation for expanding DraftKings’ reach across numerous platforms through wide-ranging, forward-thinking partnerships. Under his leadership, DraftKings became the first DFS company to sign a league partnership,  with Major League Baseball in 2013. Jason has led efforts at DraftKings to work with policy makers and regulators to pass smart legislation. Also under Jason’s leadership, DraftKings became the first company to launch an online and mobile sportsbook in New Jersey in 2018.

Robins’ work has been recognized by the media and his peers, both nationally and locally in Boston. Recognition includes: Fortune’s “40 Under 40” list of the most influential people in business, appearing on that issue’s cover, Sports Business Journal’s “40 Under 40,” Boston Business Journal’s “Power 50: Game Changers,” and “40 Under 40,” among others.

Robins attended Duke University, where he received his degree in economics and computer science. He resides with his wife and children in the greater Boston area.

 

 

     

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Committee on Lotteries

Essex Center/South (3rd Floor)

Considerations for Moving into the iLottery Space: As the term “iLottery” enters the gaming lexicon, this session will help identify the opportunities and challenges that states must consider when their lotteries consider entering the online space.

Chair:

  Delegate Shawn Fluharty, West Virginia

Presenters:

  • Beth Bresnahan, Vice President, Communications, Scientific Games 

  • May Scheve Reardon, Executive Director, Missouri Lottery 

  • Julin Shaw, Senior Director, Brand Marketing and Business Development, NeoPollard Interactive

  • Greg Smith, President & CEO at Connecticut Lottery Corporation

     

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Committee on Responsible Gaming

Essex Center/South (3rd Floor)

Developing Best Practices – a Guide for States: NCLGS continues to move forward in researching the issues that states need to consider in developing their own robust policies, and this session will lead to an expected resolution for consideration by member states.

Chair:

  Senator Keith Pickard, Nevada

Presenters:

  • Brianne Doura-Schawohl, Founder and CEO, Doura-Schawohl Consulting

  • Linda Graves, Executive Director, National Association of Administrators for Disordered Gambling Services

  • Judge Cheryl Moss (ret.), Gambling Treatment Division Court, Nevada

  • Daniel Umfleet, Founder and CEO, Kindbridge

  • Mark Vander Linden, Director of Research and Responsible Gaming, Mass. Gaming Commission (MGC)

     

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Networking Break

Essex Ballroom Foyer (3rd Floor)
     

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Committee on Casinos

Essex Center/South (3rd Floor)

The Competitive Challenges Grow for Casinos: The commercial casino industry generated more than $50 billion in annual GGR in 2021, a record, but challenges abound – including states’ efforts to authorize video gaming terminals, the presence of unregulated gaming devices in retail locations, and the rise of online gaming. Is there still room for the land-based casino industry to expand – both its volume and its numbers of facilities – or is a sea change slowly occurring in which consumers change the way they consume gaming entertainment? Gaming operators and analysts assess the outline for the land-based casino industry.

 Chair:

  Representative Holly Cheeseman, Connecticut

Presenters:

  • Daron Dorsey, Executive Director, Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers

  • Representative Chris Kannady, Oklahoma

  • Louis Trombetta, Executive Director, Florida Gaming Control Commission

     

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

VIP Reception for Sponsors and Donors (Invitation Only)

Staffordshire (3rd Floor)

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Opening Night Welcome Reception

Staffordshire (3rd Floor)
     

SATURDAY, JULY 9

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Registration Open, Continental Breakfast

Essex Ballroom Foyer (3rd Floor)

     

SELECT COMMITTEE SESSION

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Select Committee on Inclusion and Diversity 

Essex Center/South (3rd Floor)

The Business Case for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Despite the gaming industry having one of the most diverse workforces in history, representative leadership remains elusive. How diversity is measured continues to evolve, and it includes not only demographic traits like race, ethnicity, and gender, but recognizes the importance of intersectional identities and the employee experience. Studies confirm that a diverse workforce leads to better business outcomes, more innovation and greater employee satisfaction. What are gaming companies doing to improve diversity knowledge? What are strategies to be more proactive and remove barriers? What type of policies build and encourage diversity in the workplace? How can more champions for DEI be found and what are some next steps?

 Moderator:

  Representative Christie M. Carpino, Connecticut

Presenters:

  • Uri Clinton, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Boyd Gaming

  • Holly Gagnon-Aydar, President, HGC Hospitality Gaming Consulting

  • Brigitte Saria, Chief People and Infrastructure Officer, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

  • Kim Sinatra, Lawyer and Strategist, Sinatra + Co. LLC

 

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. 

Networking Break

Essex Ballroom Foyer (3rd Floor)

     
IMGL MASTERCLASSES

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

IMGL Masterclass 1

Essex Center/South (3rd Floor)

Federal and State Taxation of Gambling Activity: Several factors impact gaming-tax policy decisions, including political considerations, legislative processes, economic impacts, and market competition considerations. Tax policy can often be used as a tool to advance other policy goals, such as limiting the impact of problem gambling or otherreal or perceived negative externalities. While the nominal stated tax rate often receives the most attention, several other policy decisions will also impact the effective tax rate. Experts with a range of experiences discuss the considerations in developing and implementing an effective gaming-tax policy.

 Moderator:

  Senator Keith Pickard, Nevada

Presenters:

  • Rick Anthony, Deputy Executive Director, Ohio Casino Control Commission

  • Luke Federici, former Nevada Gaming Control Board Agent and Dickinson Wright Of-Counsel

  • Peter Kulick, Member and Taxation Practice Group Co-Chair, Dickinson Wright

  • Michael Pollock, Managing Director, Spectrum Gaming Group

     

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

IMGL Masterclass 2

Essex Center/South (3rd Floor)

Online Gaming and Crypto: Match Made in Heaven or Nightmare for State Policy Makers and Regulators?  Many states are just in the infancy of implementing online/igaming offerings and getting their regulatory bearings in this emerging gaming sector. What benefits and challenges exist for this growing gaming sector through the introduction of crypto currency as a lawful tender on these platforms? Has crypto currency evolved to a point where it can be introduced into online gaming platforms? If not, what needs to happen at the state or federal level to join cutting edge gaming offerings with a cutting edge currency? Hear from the igaming industry, experts on crypto currency as well as regulators on what gaming states will face in the near future.  

 Moderator:

  Representative Shelley Kloba (WA), Chair Washington Legislature Commerce and Gaming Committee

Presenters:

  • Howard Glaser, Global Head of Government Affairs, Light and Wonder
  • Jed Nosal, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson US LLP
  • Dan Hartman, Director, Colorado Division of Gaming
     

12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m.

Executive Commitee Meeting  Essex Center/South (3rd Floor)
     

SUNDAY, JULY 10

 

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Registration Open, Continental Breakfast Essex Ballroom Foyer (3rd Floor)
     
GENERAL SESSIONS

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

  Essex Center/South (3rd Floor)

Welcome to the Major Leagues: How has legal sports betting affected the business of sports? Experts, including representatives from major sports leagues discuss.

 Moderator:

  Delegate Shawn Fluharty, West Virginia

Presenters:

  • Dave Friedman, Executive Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs, Boston Red Sox

  • Brandt Iden, Head of Government Affairs US, Sportradar

  • Joseph Solosky, Managing Director of Sports Betting, NASCAR

  • Luisa Woods, Vice President, Marketing -- Gaming and Entertainment at Delaware North

     

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 

Essex Center/South (3rd Floor)

The Wire Act and its Implications for Sports Betting, Igaming and the Federal/State Landscape: What is the state of play for gaming on the federal level, and how does this intersect with the rapid advancement of sports betting and igaming in the states?

 Moderator:

  Senator Jon Ford, Indiana

Presenters:

  • Steve Geller, General Counsel, National Council of Legislators from Gaming States 

  • Mark Hichar, Shareholder, Greenberg Trauig LLP

  • Mark Schauer, former Congressman (MI), Vice President, Winning Connections

  • Phil Sicuso, Partner and Chair of Gaming Group, Bose McKinney & Evans

  • Tres York, Senior Director Government Affairs, American Gaming Association

     
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Legislator Roundtable: all legislators encouraged to attend

Essex Center/South (3rd Floor)
     

NCLGS Summer Meeting Concludes

     

1:00 p.m.

Association of Racing Commissioners International -- Sports Betting Regulators Association (SBRA) Meeting 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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