Save the Date:
2021 NCLGS Summer Meeting Set for
July 11 - 13 in Chicago
CHICAGO – The Summer Meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) will be held July 11-13 at the InterContinental Magnificent Mile, with dozens of lawmakers from throughout North America participating.
Nevada Sen. Keith Pickard, president of NCLGS, attributes the expected turnout to the pent-up demand for information and the growing number of legislative and regulatory policy issues that elected officials will be confronting in coming months.
“NCLGS is committed to helping our legislative members identify and pursue best practices, and our semi-annual meetings have proven to be quite effective at cross-pollenating ideas from coast to coast, in both existing and emerging gaming states,” Pickard said.
NCLGS meetings draw a wide variety of stakeholders, including legislators, regulators, operators, suppliers, law firms, lobbyists and media who meet to discuss a wide variety of viewpoints. NCLGS is committed to following state and federal COVID guidelines for public meetings, and such guidelines are expected to allow for an effective, in-person meeting by July.
Committee meetings and general sessions, which are open to all attendees, will focus on all of the critical issues facing gaming, from the expansion of sports betting, igaming and ilottery to taxation, compacts with tribal operators and new land-based gaming operations.
NCLGS meetings are organized and produced by Spectrum Gaming Group, which serves as NCLGS Executive Director.
NCLGS Is the only organization of state lawmakers that meets regularly 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.
About Spectrum Gaming Group
Spectrum Gaming Group serves as Executive Director of NCLGS.Spectrum has consulted for gaming operators, regulators, and legislatures in 40 US states and territories and in 48 countries on six continents. Spectrum's clients include 22 US state and territory governments, six national governments, 22 Native American entities, numerous gaming companies (national and international) of all sizes, suppliers, lotteries, financial institutions, developers, and other gaming-related entities.