Is the State Lottery the New Casino?
Lottery Experts to Discuss at Summer Meeting of Legislators from Gaming States,
July 11-13 in Chicago
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CHICAGO – As states increasingly expand the scope of gaming to generate fiscal receipts, their lotteries are facing increased pressure to develop new sources of revenues – but is this colliding with their respective casino industries? This major policy discussion will take place at the Summer Meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS), July 11-13 at the InterContinental Magnificent Mile.The NCLGS Summer Meeting is scheduled to be the first national US in-person gaming conference in more than a year.The NCLGS Committee on Lotteries will address current important issues that include:
  • Is there a turf war between a state’s public-sector lottery and its private-sector casino industry?
  • Is there a line in the sand between these two types of gambling providers?
  • Should distributed video gaming terminals be the province of a state’s lottery of gaming companies?
  • How far can – or should – lotteries go in offering online games?
Delegate Shawn Fluharty, West Virginia, will chair the Committee.Confirmed presenters are:
  • Timothy J. Lowry, Partner, DLA Piper
  • Harold Mays, Acting Director, Illinois Lottery
  • May Scheve Reardon, Director, Missouri Lottery

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

 This year NCLGS welcomes two organizations that are co-locating their meetings with the Summer Meeting: the GLI University Mid-Year Gaming Regulators Seminar 2021, which takes place July 11, and the Association of Racing Commission International (ARCI) Model Rules and Board Meetings, July 12 -13,  To view the agenda, register, and book rooms at the host hotel at special attendee rates by the June 30 deadline, click here 

The NCLGS Summer Meeting has been approved for 8.5 credits by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education, underscoring its prominence as a vital gaming forum. 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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