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 NCLGS Summer Meeting has been approved for 12 general CLE credits by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education.



1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                    GLI Regulator Seminar (If you are NOT registering for NCLGS and will only be attending the GLI Regulator Seminar, please click here.)

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                    Registration Open

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                    NCLGS Officers Meeting (Invitation Only)

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

9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.                 Commencement of NCLGS Legislative 101: The Big Picture – Focus on the Future Gaming Leaders

Moderators: Senator Jon Ford and Delegate Shawn Fluharty 
*Traditional Gaming – Economic Impacts, Tax Policy: Michael Pollock, Managing Director, Spectrum Gaming Group
*Sports betting: Trevor Hayes, Head of Government Relations, Caesars Digital
*iGaming: Jeff Ifrah, Founder and Partner, Ifrah Law
*Indian Gaming: E. Sequoyah Simermeyer, Chair, National Indian Gaming Commission


10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.             Networking Break

11:00 a.m.  12:30 p.m.             NCLGS Legislative 101: The Big Picture – Focus on the Future Gaming Leaders

*Commercial Casinos: Phil Sicuso, Partner, Bose McKinney & Evans
*Lotteries: Scott Gunn, Senior Vice President Corporate Public Affairs, IGT
*Pari-Mutuels: Steve Geller, former Senator and General Counsel, NCLGS
*Regulatory Licensing: Juliann Barreto, COO, Spectrum Gaming Group

 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.             Keynote Lunch:   Adrian Vella, Chief Executive Officer, Tipico North America

Mark Ferrandino, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Revenue


1:50 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.               Committee on Casinos

Urban vs. Suburban vs. Rural: Colorado policy makers decided over thirty years ago to add brick and mortar casinos outside of major population centers; many states followed suit. With major casino licenses up for grabs in the New York City region – large states such as Texas and Georgia contemplating licenses in large urban centers. What can policy makers learn from past legislative debates to make the best decisions moving forward.

Chair: Delegate Shawn Fluharty, West Virginia, NCLGS Vice President
Sean Demeule, Vice President and General Manager, Ameristar Casino Resort & Spa Black Hawk, and President, Colorado Gaming Association
Alex Dixon, President and CEO, Q Casino and CEO, Dubuque Racing Association (DRA)
Elizabeth Suever, Vice President Government Affairs, Bally’s

2:40 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.               Committee on Responsible Gaming — Resolution

NCLGS Resolution on Responsible Gaming: How to utilize and leverage it: This session will allow for state legislators and regulators to determine how to leverage the topic areas and guardrails offered by NCLGS resolution.

Chair: Senator Jon Ford, Indiana, NCLGS President
Amanda Blackford, Director of Operations and Problem Gambling Services, Ohio Casino Control Commission
Marlene Warner, Senior Advisor for Responsible Gaming, NCLGS and CEO, Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health
Brandon Woodward, Representative, Kansas

3:55 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.              Networking Break 

4:30 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.              Committee on Emerging Forms of Gaming

Regulators and the Gaming Innovation: Gaming is a modern form of entertainment built on cutting-edge technology, demonstrating the generations of innovation and development that the industry has embraced. Gaming regulators have been key elements of this progress, ensuring companies are suitable to conduct gaming and that consumers can have confidence in the integrity of the games they enjoy. But with technological updates increasing ever more quickly, does the regulatory system need to adapt? How should gaming work within other regulatory frameworks such as data privacy and security, banking and financial systems, and more to ensure that gaming regulation is complementary to the variety of other laws and regulations that gaming companies comply with? How can laws and regulations keep pace with technology that seemingly changes overnight?

Chair: Representative Mike Finn, Massachusetts
Jessica Feil, Vice President Regulatory Affairs and Compliance, OpenBet
Cesar Fernandez, Head of US State Government Relations, FanDuel
Rachel Kasper, Vice President of Legal, Compliance & Licensing – US, PointsBet
Jordan Maynard, Commissioner, Massachusetts Gaming Commission


5:30 p.m. –7:00 p.m.              NCLGS Cocktail 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

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

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.               Sports Betting Regulators Association Meeting (Open to All Attendees)

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.              President’s Remarks - Senator Jon Ford

9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.            Committee on State and Federal Relations

2023 iGaming Legislative Recap + Discussion on the Opportunities and Challenges of the Legalization of iGaming : Review of complete and ongoing legislative sessions. Lessons learned and what the key issues legislators are being confronted with when considering iGaming legislation. 

Chair: Senator Jon Ford, Indiana, President NCLGS
           Special Legislative Presenters: Representative Jacob Bossman, Iowa
           Senator Timothy Lang, New Hampshire
Howard Glaser, Global Head of Government Affairs and Legislative Counsel, Light & Wonder
Helene Keeley, Director, Delaware Lottery
Bryan Schroeder, Senior Vice President Compliance and Legal, Tipico

10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.          Committee on Indian Gaming

Tribal operators moving into commercial licenses: What has been the experience of tribal operators who have gained a significant foothold in commercial gaming, and does that experience differ from the experience of pure commercial operators? What are the policy implications of this trend? How does the experience that tribal commissions and operators gain in their home states transfer into the commercial realm? 

Chair: Representative Shelley Kloba, Washington
Thomas Grigsby, Director of Government Affairs Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Matthew Morgan, Chairman, Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association
Sarah Murray, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schrek

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.           Networking Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.           Committee on Pari-Mutuel

For decades, horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering were the top gaming options in most states, and its lobby in state legislatures was very powerful. How does the current horse racing industry fit into the new gaming pecking order when state legislators consider expanded gaming? What does it mean for horse racing advocates when states are more inclined to send gaming revenue to education programs rather than horsemen’s purses?

Chair: Senator Jason Barrett, West Virginia
Scott Chaney, Executive Director, California Horse Racing Board
Alan Miller, Senior Attorney, Louisiana Senate
Jim Miller, President, Charles Town (WV) Horsemen Benevolent and Protective Association
Bill Pascrell III, Partner, Princeton Public Affairs, Counsel to Betmakers, Counsel to Monmouth Park


12:20 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.           Keynote Lunch: David Highhill, Vice President and General Manager, Sports Betting, National Football League (NFL)

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.             Committee on Lotteries

From Courier services to ilottery to gray-market gaming, what are the threats and opportunities facing lotteries across the United States?

Chair: Representative Al Williams, Georgia, NCLGS Treasurer
Lester Elder, Director, Missouri Lottery
Jim Schultz, Executive Vice President, Global Public Policy and Government Affairs, Scientific Games
Drew Svitko, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Lottery
Bishop Woosley, Senior Advisor, Jackpocket, former Executive Director, Arkansas Lottery, former President, North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL)

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.             Special Committee Regulator / Legislator Roundtable (Open to all attendees)

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.             Legislator Roundtable (Open to all legislators)

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.           NCLGS After Party at Yard House Denver (Badge required for entry)


8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.           Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.             Select Committee on Inclusion and Diversity

The Intersection of women’s competitive sports and the repeal of PASPA: In the past two years, sportsbooks have experienced year over year growth in terms of number of wagers placed on female sporting events.  How do sportsbooks determine wagering content for women’s sports? How has the competitive landscape for women’s sports changed in the 5 years since the PASPA repeal? What challenges do female athletes face?  Are they different from those their male counterparts face? Does Title IX help or hurt?

Opening remarks: Becky Harris, Distinguished Fellow in Gaming and Leadership, International Gaming Institute, UNLV
Chair: Representative Christie Carpino, Connecticut, NCLGS Vice President
Katie Fellows, General Counsel, Fontainebleau, Las Vegas
Rachel Kasper, Vice President of Legal, Compliance & Licensing – US, PointsBet
Stephanie Swiger, Assistant General Counsel, Ohio State University


10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.           Networking Break


10:20 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.         IMGL Masterclass #1

Mergers and Acquisitions: The panel will focus on the use of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) in the gaming industry, particularly with respect to internet gaming companies. The goal of the panel will be to provide an overview of the formation of a SPAC, the financing, the acquisition of a target and typical structures, gaming regulatory implications, and the applicability of institutional investor waivers.

Moderator: Representative Kevin Ryan, Connecticut
Ali Bartlett, Partner, Bose, McKinney and Evans
Jordan Bender, Senior Equity Analyst, JMP Securities
Peter Kulick, Member and Taxation Co-Chair, Dickinson Wright
Anna Marin Russell, Senior Legal Counsel & Licensing Director, Ohio Casino Control Commission


11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.        IMGL Masterclass #2

Intersection of Regulatory Enforcement and Gaming Policy: The panel will explore the current regulatory oversight in gaming, the impact of legislative policy decisions on regulatory enforcement, and current trends in regulatory enforcement.

Moderator: David Muradian, Representative, Massachusetts
Dan Hartman, former Director of Gaming, Colorado Division of Gaming
Jay McDaniel, Executive Director, Mississippi Gaming Commission
Sean M. McGuinness, Partner, Butler Snow LLP
Charles Moore, Executive Director, Wyoming Gaming Commission

NCLGS Summer Meeting Concludes


 NCLGS Summer Meeting has been approved for 12 general CLE credits by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education.






Spectrum Gaming Group proudly serves as Executive Director of NCLGS.

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