Experts to Assess Implications of Wire Act on
Sports Betting, Igaming at Summer Meeting,
July 7-10 in Boston
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BOSTON – Experts in gaming law and digital gaming will examine the implication of the federal Wire Act on sports betting and igaming when the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) convenes its Summer Meeting, July 7-10 at the Westin Copley Place.
As the only gaming conferences where the legislative decision-makers meet, the NCLGS semiannual meetings attract legislators, regulators, operators, suppliers, attorneys, lobbyists, media, and other stakeholders to discuss all aspects of regulated gaming. A Summer Meeting record of 48 legislators from 20 states and Puerto Ricowill be among the more than 250 expected attendees at the Summer Meeting.
Summer Meeting registration is open to the public; click here[ to view the agenda and registration and hotel options.
The Interstate Wire Act was enacted by the US Congress in 1961 at the urging of the Kennedy Administration, which wanted to use it as a tool to fight organized crime. Six decades later, it has implications for gaming at the federal level. Indiana Senator Jon Ford, the NCLGS Vice President of Finance, will moderate a panel discussion that examines the role of this law in the rapid digital gaming. Presenters include:
  • Steve Geller, General Counsel, National Council of Legislators from Gaming States
  • Mark Hichar, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Mark Schauer, former Congressman from Michigan, Vice President of Winning Connections
  • Phil Sicuso, Partner and Chair of Gaming Group, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
The Wire Act discussion will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 10.
The four-day Summer Meeting will include:
  • Six NCLGS Committee presentations
  • Three general session panels
  • International Masters of Gaming Law Masterclasses
  • The GLI Regulators Seminar 2022
  • The Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) Meeting for the Sports Betting Regulators Association (SBRA)
  • Two evening networking receptions
The NCLGS Summer Meeting has been approved for 10 general credits of Continuing Legal Education by the State of Nevada.


Spectrum Gaming Group proudly serves as Executive Director of NCLGS.

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