Casino Leaders Focus on Past, Present and Future Operational Impact of COVID-19 at
Summer Meeting Of Legislators from Gaming States,
July 11-13 in Chicago
Speakers Casinos
CHICAGO – A panel of experienced leaders from Bally’s Corporation, Penn National Gaming, and Rivers Casino will convene at the Summer Meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) to examine the impact of the COVID-19 impact on the casino industry and the lessons learned from this unprecedented pandemic. The Summer Meeting, to be held July 11-13 at the InterContinental Magnificent Mile in Chicago, is scheduled to be the first national in-person gaming conference in more than a year.
Representative Christie Carpino from Connecticut will chair the Committee on Casinos, which will hear from the following presenters:
  • Phil Juliano, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Bally’s Corporation


  • Rafael Verde, Senior Vice President, Regional Operations, Penn National Gaming


  • Corey Wise, General Manager, Rivers Casino Des Plaines, IL


Registration for the NCLGS Summer Meeting is open to the public. To view the agenda, register, and book rooms at the host hotel at special attendee rates by the June 30 deadline, visit here
The intensive, three-day NCLGS Summer Meeting agenda includes:
  • Morning Keynote Address from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot


  • Luncheon Keynote Address from Rush Street Gaming Co-Founder Neil Bluhm


  • Six legislative-chaired committee sessions that will focus on responsible gaming, tribal and commercial casinos, sports betting, and lotteries


  • An International Masters of Gaming Law Masterclass titled “Distributed Gaming – Legal and Otherwise”


  • A general session panel discussion titled “Gaming’s Awkward Stage: How to Regulate a Mature Industry that is Still Emerging”


  • Two evening networking receptions


  • Co-location with the GLI University’s Mid-Year Gaming Regulators Seminar 2021, which begins at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 11.


Due to the popular demand of this event, interested attendees should register early to guarantee attendance. Registration is open to the public and available here.

Both NCLGS and the host InterContinental will fully adhere to CDC, state and local guidelines that govern public events. 

For sponsorship information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Legislators and others seeking NCLGS membership information should contact Josh Faber at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NCLGS meetings are organized and produced by Spectrum Gaming Group, which serves as NCLGS Executive Director.


Spectrum Gaming Group proudly serves as Executive Director of NCLGS.

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