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Wednesday, July 17

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.         Responsible Gaming Roundtable (Open to all attendees. Registration required.)

This special meeting of NCLGS leadership will continue the discussion around the Responsible Gaming Resolution that was presented at the NCLGS Summer Meeting 2023 in Denver, CO. Among the topics to be addressed are self-exclusion programs and how to increase access for patrons most in need. 

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.          GLI Regulators Seminar (Registration for the GLI Regulators Seminar is free. Registration is required.)

5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.          Registration

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.          NCLGS Attendee Kickoff Reception (Open to all attendees)
                                                      Sponsored by GLI

Thursday, July 18

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.          Registration

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.          Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.          NCLGS Officers Meeting (Invitation Only)

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.          Welcome Address – President’s Address

Delegate Shawn Fluharty, West Virginia; NCLGS President
Senator Jay Costa, Pennsylvania
Tim Drehkoff, CEO, Rush Street

9:15 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.        General Session: Welcome to Pennsylvania!

Next Stop Pennsylvania! Nearly 200 years ago, the Pennsylvania Railroad became one of the most important economic drivers in the nation. As NCLGS makes a stop in Pittsburgh this summer, Pennsylvania can lay claim to being one of the most sophisticated, diverse and important gaming states in the nation. It has everything from brick-and-mortar facilities to a vibrant horse racing industry to iGaming to online and retail lottery and even distributed gambling. Our regulatory and political heavyweights discuss the Pennsylvania gambling story and – most importantly – lessons learned while implementing these many verticals of gaming.

Chair: Delegate Shawn Fluharty, West Virginia, NCLGS President

Patrick Browne, Secretary of Revenue, Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Senator Jay Costa, Pennsylvania
Kevin O’Toole, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
Drew Svitko, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Lottery

10:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.      Networking Break

10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.      Committee on Emerging Forms of Gaming: Time to Regulate?

Whether it's called Real Money Video Games or Skill Gaming, legislators, regulators, and operators are taking notice of this growing and mostly unregulated market that competes with casinos and online gaming companies. As legal challenges mount in the courts over the legality of these games, legislators are doing their best to understand the issues and develop thoughtful policy to ensure a level playing field without stifling innovation.

Chair: Representative Chris Kannady, Oklahoma

Anthony Gaud, Co-CEO, Gaud-Hammer Gaming Group (G3)
Matt Hortenstine, General Counsel, J&J Ventures
Jeff Morris, Vice President Public Affairs, Penn Entertainment
Kurt Steinkamp, Chief of Staff, Michigan Gaming Control Board
Eric Weiss, Managing Director, North America, IC360

11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.      State and Federal Committee: “Just the facts, ma’am”

“Just the facts, ma’am,” is a catchphrase attributed to the famous “Dragnet” police detective Joe Friday. So what are the facts when it comes to gambling and economic development? It has been more than five years since legal sports betting spread beyond Nevada. The casino and iGaming industries continue to expand. Are the gambling companies living up to their part of the bargain in raising revenues for states and acting as economic development vehicles. What are the facts?

Co-Chairs: Representative Kevin Ryan, Connecticut, former NCLGS President
                   Troy Mackey, Committee Coordinator, Racing and Wagering NY Assembly

Cesar Fernandez, Senior Director and Head of State Government Affairs, FanDuel
Brandt Iden, Vice President of Government Affairs, Fanatics
Ryan A. Soultz, Esq., Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Boyd Gaming

12:20 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.        Lunch

1:45 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.          Responsible Gaming Committee: Effective Consumer Protection in a Virtual World

This session will explore how governments, regulators and the industry are adapting consumer protection methods for an increasingly online marketplace. Brick and mortar consumer protection methods vs. protections available in a virtual world? How critical is government-mandated consumer protection spending? How can player data be effectively used to intervene before a pastime becomes a problem. When is it time for advertising limits? Do credit card bans make sense? Why are some states more effective at addressing the problem than others?

Co-Chairs: Representative Karen Bennett, Georgia
                   Delegate Pam Queen, Maryland
                   Representative Steve Bashore, Oklahoma

Josh Ercole, Executive Director, Council on Compulsive Gaming of PA, Inc.
Susan Hensel, Co-Founder & Partner at Hensel Grad P.C.
Laura McAllister Cox, Chief Compliance Officer, Rush Street Interactive
Eileen O’Brien, Commissioner, Massachusetts Gaming Commission

2:35 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.          iGaming Model Legislation Committee

Chair: Former Senator Steve Geller, NCLGS General Counsel and NCLGS Founder

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.          Networking Break

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.          iGaming Model Legislation Committee - continued

Chair: Former Senator Steve Geller, NCLGS General Counsel and NCLGS Founder

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.          Reception (Open to all Attendees)
                                                         Sponsored by IGT

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.        NCLGS Late Night (Open to all Attendees)

                                            Howl at the MoonSponsored by FanDuel

Friday, July 19

7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.           Registration

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.           Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.           Executive Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.           Committee on Pari-Mutuel: The Economic Impact of the Horse Industry

Thoroughbred horse racing once held a monopoly on betting and gaming in the United States, but other gaming options have disrupted the industry and even threatened its existence in some states. Our panel of top executives, regulators and horsemen will analyze the economic impact of horses on the economy, including a number of horse breeds, and how it factors into legislative and corporate decisions. The findings of the highly anticipated American Horse Council 2023 Economic Impact Survey of the US Horse Industry will be summarized by its CEO. The results will highlight the various contributions of the equine industry to the US economy.

Chair: Jason Barrett, West Virginia Senator, NCLGS Treasurer

Julie Broadway, President, American Horse Council
Jack Jeziorski, President, NYRA Content Management Solutions
Chris McErlean, Vice President Racing, PENN Entertainment
Jim Miller, President, Charles Town West Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association

9:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.         Networking Break

10:20 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.       Special Committee on Education: NCLGS Dives into the NCAA Pool

NCLGS and the NCAA converge to talk player protections and sports wagering.

Chair: Representative Mike Finn, Massachusetts

Clint Hangebrauck, Managing Director of Enterprise Risk Management, NCAA
Wayne Kimmel, Managing Partner, SeventySix Capital
Todd Sandstedt, Sports Consultant; Supervisory Special Agent FBI (retired)
Tres York, Senior Director, Government Affairs, American Gaming Association

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.       General Session: Making a Living Off the Odds

Professional sports bettors tell it like it is in this fascinating session on how some make a living off playing the odds. Legendary sports betting icon Billy Walters joins Gadoon “Spanky” Kyrollos, giving the attendees at NCLGS the opportunity to view two giants in sports betting from the player's side of the counter.

Co-Chairs: Delegate Shawn Fluharty, West Virginia; NCLGS President
                   Senator Jason Barrett, West Virginia; NCLGS Treasurer

Richard Schuetz, CEO, Schuetz LLC
Gadoon "Spanky" Kyrollos, Professional sports bettor
Billy Walters, Legendary gambler and professional sports bettor

12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.         Legislator Roundtable (Invitation Only)

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.           Reception at Acrisure Stadium: Pittsburgh Steelers Stadium Experience

                                             Steelers Tunnel Experience 2

Saturday, July 20

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.            Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.            Committee on Lottery: The Future of the Ever-Evolving Lottery

In 1612, the Virginia Company of London was authorized by King James I to run a lottery to help finance shipping to the Jamestown colony in Virginia. The Puerto Rico Lottery (Lotería de Puerto Rico) was first authorized in 1814 by the King of Spain and was enacted into law in 1934. This was followed, many decades later, by the New Hampshire Lottery in 1964. By the 1980s, a large number of states followed suit and started getting into the lottery game. Multi-state lotteries, such as Powerball and Mega Millions, entered the market in the mid-1980s – then smaller states banded together to increase the size of jackpots, which attracted more players. What is the future of the lottery? What do the next 10 to 20 years look like? What types of companies are disrupting the business? What are the opportunities and challenges for lottery directors throughout the nation? What’s next?

Chair: Representative Al Williams, Georgia, NCLGS Secretary

Gretchen Corbin, President and CEO, Georgia Lottery Corporation
Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery
May Scheve Reardon, Vice President, Government Relations, Pollard Banknote Limited
James Schultz, Executive Vice President, Global Legal and Public Policy, Scientific Games

9:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.          Networking Break

10:20 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.        Committee on Indian Gaming: Top Indian Country Legislators Discuss Market Entry into Indian Country

Knowing Indian Country – Traditions, Politics, Compacts and Regulations. As commercial gaming interests continue to seek market entry into Indian Country and some tribal entities seek opportunities off-reservation – our legislative leaders from Indian Country discuss and sort out the complex nature of these issues and the best approach to working with tribal leaders.

Co-Chairs: Representative Shelley Kloba, Washington
                  Representative Chris Stearns, Washington

Sequoyah Simermeyer, Vice President Strategic Partnerships, FanDuel; fmr. Chair, NIGC
John Sparks, Chair, Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission
Loretta Tuell, Managing Principal, Tuell Law

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.        General Session: Legislator/Regulator Roundtable

Chair: Former Senator Steve Geller, NCLGS General Counsel and NCLGS Founder

Michael Golub, Deputy Attorney General, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement; Vice President, NAGRA
Jennifer LaMont, Agent in Charge, Washington State Gambling Commission; Immediate Past President, NAGRA
Jasmine Tompkins, Director of External Affairs and Tribal Relations at Michigan Gaming Control Board
Ryan Winfield, Special Agent, Arizona Department of Gaming; President, NAGRA


* Agenda subject to change.



Spectrum Gaming Group proudly serves as Executive Director of NCLGS.

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