Registration Opens, Agenda Posted for Summer Meeting of Legislators from Gaming States, July 11-13 in Chicago

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CHICAGO – The National Council of Legislations from Gaming States (NCLGS) today opened registration and posted its agenda for its Summer Meeting, which takes place July 11-13 at the newly refurbished InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile. The NCLGS Summer Meeting is scheduled to be the first major in-person US gaming-related conference in more than a year.

The agenda for the three-day NCLGS Winter Meeting includes:

  • Six legislative-chaired Committee sessions that will focus critical aspects of gaming, as follows:
    • Committee on Casinos: Representative Christie Carpino of Connecticut, NCLGS Officer
    • Committee on Emerging Forms of Gaming: Senator Jon Ford of Indiana, NCLGS Officer
    • Committee on Indian Gaming: Representative Georgene Louis of New Mexico, NCLGS Officer
    • Committee on Lotteries: Delegate Shawn Fluharty of West Virginia, NCLGS Officer
    • Committee on Pari-Mutuels: Senator Perry Thurston of Florida, NCLGS Vice President
    • Committee on Responsible Gaming: Senator Keith Pickard of Nevada, NCLGS President
  • Legal and regulatory general session led by the International Masters of Gaming Law
  • Morning and Luncheon keynote addresses
  • Two evening networking receptions

“Due the profound economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, state legislatures across the country are considering many different forms of gaming expansion as a way to generate incremental fiscal receipts,” said NCLGS President Keith Pickard, a Senator from Nevada. “NCLGS is committed to providing an outstanding forum for legislators and stakeholders to learn about, discuss and consider the possibilities and impacts of such expansion. We are also committed to producing a conference that is safe and comfortable for our attendees.”

Registration is open to the public and available at Both NCLGS and the host InterContinental will be adhering to CDC, state and local guidelines that govern public events.

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NCLGS is the only organization of state lawmakers that meets on a regular basis to discuss issues relating to gaming. Members of NCLGS serve as chairpersons or members of state legislative committees responsible for the regulation of gaming in their state legislative houses. NCLGS does not promote or oppose gaming but is primarily concerned with the regulation and economic and social impacts of the industry. The NCLGS Foundation is the educational and research arm of NCLGS. The 501(c)(3) non-profit is a source of non-partisan data on issues of gaming legislation and regulation. Learn more about NCLGS at

Spectrum Gaming Group, which has performed advisory and consulting work for gaming operators, regulators, and legislatures in 40 U.S. states and territories and in 48 countries on six continents, serves as Executive Director of NCLGS. Discover more about Spectrum at


Spectrum Gaming Group proudly serves as Executive Director of NCLGS.

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