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The NCLGS Winter Meeting is co-locating with the Sports Betting Regulators Association (SBRA) Public Session  


The NCLGS Winter Meeting is approved for 10 CLE credits by the State Bar of Nevada





1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.             

Sports Betting Regulators Association public session -- open to all attendees                                                                          


2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration Opens


3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

UNLV Black Fire Innovation Tour 1

8400 W Sunset Rd Suite 400,Las Vegas, NV 89113 

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

NCLGS Attendee Kickoff Reception Badge Required for Entry                                                                                                     



7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open


7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast


7:25 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.

NCLGS Officers & Committee Chairs Meeting (Invitation Only)


8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

President’s Address: Sen. Jon Ford, Indiana



8:40 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Address: Morning Keynote: Bill Miller, President and CEO, American Gaming Association 



9:05 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

Committee on Casinos


As gaming revenue continues to grow across the United States, casino and gaming executives explore new ways to attract customers. How are these executives balancing what works now as opposed to what may work in the future? How will retail casinos adjust to the growth of online gaming, sports betting, electronic games, skill games, esports, virtual reality and other entertainment options? How will they integrate these verticals at their venues? Will these options have the same payoffs for states as the traditional slots and table games?


Delegate Shawn Fluharty, West Virginia, NCLGS Vice President 


  • Kevin Jones, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Legal Officer, Genting Americas Inc

  • Blake Rampmaier, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Boyd Gaming

  • June Taylor, Chair, Ohio Casino Control Commission




9:55 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

Networking Break





10:25 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Committee on Pari-Mutuel


The Horseracing Integrity Safety Authority (HISA) launched on July 1, 2022. What is HISA’s early impact on the racing industry and role of State Racing Commissions? Are states fully cooperating, or are some joining New York in providing moral support while retaining their own authority?


Delegate Jason Barrett, West Virginia


  • Dave Basler, Executive Director of the Ohio Horsemen Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) and Committee Chair for the National HBPA Model Rules and Medication Committee

  • Steve Geller, former Florida Senator, General Counsel NCLGS

  • Joe Lucas, Chairman, Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission

  • Ed Martin, President and CEO, Association of Racing Commissioners International




11:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Committee on Emerging Forms of Gaming


Industries worldwide are dealing with – preparing for more – cyberattacks, data breaches, digital fraud and other potential attacks on their platforms and businesses. The gaming industry is not immune to these threats. What are the casino and igaming industries doing to best prepare for these increasing threats?


Representative Mike Finn, Massachusetts 


  • Josh Chin, Managing Partner Net Force, Cyber Task Force Security Industry Association

  • Michael K. Morton, Senior Policy Counsel, Administration Division, Nevada Gaming Control Board

  • Michael Tobin, CEO and Founder, Continent 8 Technologies




12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. 

Keynote Luncheon:: Paul Steelman, Architect and CEO, Steelman Partners, AIA, NCARB






1:45 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.

Committee on Indian Gaming


According to the National Indian Gaming Commission, FY2021 Indian gaming revenue jumped to a record high of $39 billion, a year-over-year increase of 40%. What can tribal regulators operators do to ensure continued growth? Where will the growth occur, and in what verticals?


Representative Shelley Kloba, Washington


  • Rebecca George, Executive Director, Washington Indian Gaming Association

  • Daniel Little, Chief Intergovernmental Affairs Officer, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

  • Sheila Morago, Executive Director, Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association

  • Valerie Spicer, Founding Partner, Trilogy Group, Chief Gaming Officer, Vetnos 




2:45 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. 

Committee on Responsible Gaming


The Committee has formed a Safer Gaming Resolution Working Group that to date has gathered input from multiple, knowledgeable stakeholders across a range of disciplines related to responsible gaming and problem gambling. The goal is to identify, review and synthesize these inputs into a resolution that can assist legislators across the United States to consider and adopt best practices in this important discipline.  Today’s session will be the final opportunity to incorporate feedback from key stakeholders in attendance; the Resolution will then be discussed with legislators and a vote on the Resolution will come before NCLGS membership in Summer 2023.


Presentation of NCLGS Safer Gaming Draft Resolution:


Senator Jon Ford, Indiana, NCLGS President and Marlene Warner, Principal, Spectrum Safer Gaming Advisors


  • Alan Feldman, Distinguished Fellow Responsible Gaming, UNLV International Gaming Institute

  • Senator Keith Pickard, Nevada, Past President NCLGS

  • Dr. Jennifer Shatley, Responsible Gaming Consultant, UNLV International Gaming Institute





Responsible Gambling Town Hall:  Audience members will offer feedback on NCLGS Safer Gaming Draft Resolution 





4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Networking Break





4:30 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.

Committee on Lotteries


Lotteries across North America face a host of unprecedented challenges, from ilottery to courier services. Growth in these areas presents opportunities and challenges for lottery directors and state legislators. Are lotteries prepared? As ilottery and igaming continue to expand, can competition with casinos be avoided? How will lotteries address issues related to the expansion of unregulated, gray-market slot machines in convenience stores?


Representative Al Williams, Georgia, NCLGS Treasurer 


  • Gretchen Corbin, Chief Executive Officer, Georgia Lottery

  • Timothy Lowry, Partner, Chair National Gaming Team, DLA Piper

  • Matt Strawn, CEO, Iowa Lottery

  • Sarah Taylor, Executive Director, Hoosier (Indiana) Lottery




5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

VIP Reception for Sponsors and Donors (Invitation Only) Badge Required for Entry


6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Opening Night Welcome Reception Badge Required for Entry






7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Registration Opens, Continental Breakfast






9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Select Committee on Inclusion and Diversity 


Presentationof UNLV study on women in theworkforce in Nevada and Women in theWorkplacereportfollowedby Q&A betweenlegislators and expert presenters.

Presented by:

Becky Harris, Distinguished Fellow in Gaming and Leadership, UNLV International Gaming Institute


Representative Karen Bennett, Georgia 


  • Felicia Gassen, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief of Staff, Sightline

  • Katie Lever, Board Member and Audit Committee Chair, Bank of George, Adjunct Professor UNLV Boyd School of Law 

  • Stacey Rowland, General Counsel, Genting Americas

  • Lauralyn Sandoval, Vice President, Aristocrat




9:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Networking Break






10:20 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

IMGL Masterclass 1


Cashless Systems: How Laws Are Evolving to Permit Cashless Transactions at Casinos and Lotteries. This session will examine the shift toward cashless environments and the legal barriers preventing the full deployment of the emerging and accepted payment technologies.


Senator Karla Bigham, Minnesota, NCLGS Secretary 


  • Jennifer Carleton, Chief Legal Officer, Sightline

  • Victor Newsom, Senior Vice President Payment Solutions, Everi Holdings Inc

  • Louis Trombetta, Executive Director, Florida Gaming Control Commission




11:15 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

IMGL Masterclass 2


Antitrust and Regulatory Divestment: How Will the Consolidations of the Future Move Forward? Consolidation continues to be the future in the gaming industry, but with new antitrust regulators in Washington, DC, and more active state regulators, how will these mergers and acquisitions go forward? This session will address the legal and regulatory hurdles of consolidation and the opportunities that will inevitably arise.


Representative David Muradian, Massachusetts 


  • Brad Fischer, Senior Associate, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

  • Greg Giordano, Partner, McDonald Carano, former Deputy Nevada Attorney General

  • Katie Lever, Board Member and Audit Committee Chair, Bank of George, Adjunct Professor UNLV Boyd School of Law




12:10 p.m.  1:30 p.m.

Executive Committee Meeting & Legislative Roundtable (All legislators encouraged to attend)





1:30 p.m.  2:30 p.m.

Sightline / Resorts World cashless casino briefing and tour --- Resorts World Las Vegas





3:00 p.m.  4:00 p.m.

UNLV Black Fire Innovation Tour 2

8400 W Sunset Rd Suite 400,Las Vegas, NV 89113 






7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Registration Open, Continental Breakfast






9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.



Fighting Illegal Gambling: How a Legal, Regulated Industry Can Win: While the size of the illegal and unregulated gambling market in the United States is subject to a variety of estimates, there is no debate as to its continued existence. States have been endeavoring for decades to battle an industry that is neither taxed nor regulated. The absence of regulation and licensing also means the absence of controls on responsible gaming and under-age gaming, among other serious issues. This panel of experts will discuss what steps can and should be taken to win this perennial war.


 Senator Jon Ford, Indiana, NCLGS President 


  • Greg Brower, Chief Global Compliance Officer, Wynn Resorts, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada

  • Danny DiRienzo, Senior Director, Government Relations, GeoComply, former US Secret Service

  • Fredric Gushin, Managing Director, Spectrum Gaming Group, former Asst. Attorney General, New Jersey

  • Chris Hebert, Director of Gaming Division, Louisiana Attorney General’s Office

  • Jeff Morris, Vice President, Public Affairs and Government Relations, Penn National Entertainment



10:05 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Legislative Roundtable: Prospects for Igaming in 2023 (All attendees encouraged to attend)




NCLGS Winter Meeting Concludes






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