Legislators from Gaming States Announces Roster of Speakers for
Winter Meeting in Austin, December 12-14

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The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) has attracted an impressive roster of professionals who will participate and speak at the three-day conference, which takes place December 12 to 14 at the Hyatt Regency Austin.
The event will bring together gaming industry leaders, legislators, regulators, and media to examine the trends, challenges and critical issues facing the gaming industries. Over 40 gaming industry professional will participate as speakers throughout the conference, including the following confirmed speakers:
  • Andy Abboud, Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Las Vegas Sands
  • Katherine Armstrong, Vice President of Culture (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion), Churchill Downs
  • Dallas Baker, Head of International Operations, BetMakers
  • Tammi Barlow, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Rush Street Interactive
  • Chad Beynon, Managing Director, Macquarie Securities
  • Scott Bowen, SVP Government Affairs, NeoPollard Interactive
  • Christie Carpino, Representative, Connecticut, NCLGS Officer
  • Peggy Leah Daniel, US General Manager, NJ Lotto LLC
  • Shawn Fluharty, Delegate, West Virginia, NCLGS Officer
  • Jon Ford, Senator, Indiana, NCLGS Officer
  • Alec Garnett, Speaker of the House, Colorado
  • Joseph S. Geller, Representative, Florida
  • Steve Geller, NCLGS General Counsel, Mayor of Broward County Florida
  • Howard Glaser, SVP Government Affairs and Legislative Counsel, Scientific Games
  • John Gronen, CFO, Sightline Payments
  • Wiley Harwell,Executive Director, Oklahoma Association for Problem and Compulsive Gambling
  • Christina Haswood, Representative, Kansas
  • Jason Hollingsworth, Director of Regulatory Compliance and Controls, Gaming at Fiserv
  • Brandt Iden, Head of Government Affairs US, Sportradar
  • Jack Jeziorski, Executive Vice President, Monarch Content Management, a Stronach Group Company
  • Derril Jordan, Partner, Peebles Kidder Bergin & Robinson LLP
  • Chris Kannady, Representative, Oklahoma
  • David Katz, Managing Director, Gaming, Lodging & Leisure Equity Research, Jefferies, llc
  • Helene Keeley, Deputy Director, Delaware Lottery
  • Reggie Ledan, Senior Compliance Manager, FanDuel
  • Kim Barker Lee, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, IGT
  • Vince Mazzeo, Assemblyman, New Jersey
  • Bill Miller, President and CEO, American Gaming Association
  • Judge Cheryl Moss (retired), Gambling Treatment Diversion Court
  • John Pappas, Founder & CEO, Corridor Consulting, Advisor iDEA Growth
  • Bill Pascrell III, Partner, Princeton Public Affairs Inc.
  • Keith Pickard, Senator, Nevada, and NCLGS President
  • Matt Vance, Executive Vice President Racing, Lone Star Park and Remington Park 
  • Joe Weinberg, CEO, Cordish Gaming Group
  • Julie Wilkerson, Trial Attorney, Jena Band of Choctaw Indians
  • Michael Williams, Director of Casino Operations, Remington Park Racing and Casino a Chickasaw Nation Enterprise
  • Mike Zalewski, Representative Illinois
The three-day NCLGS Winter Meeting is open to the public and the agenda includes:
  • Six legislator-chaired Committee sessions that will focus on critical aspects of gaming, as follows:
  • Committee on Casinos: The Future of Brick-and-Mortar Casinos in a Changing World
  • Committee on Emerging Forms of Gaming: Adopting New Technologies
  • Committee on Indian Gaming: Finding a Level Playing Field in the Digital Future
  • Committee on Lotteries: Building a Digital Future for Lotteries
  • Committee on Pari-Mutuels: Horseracing’s uncertain future – an industry at a crossroads
  • Committee on Responsible Gaming: Identifying, Adopting Best Practices
  • A special session of a Select Committee on Inclusion and Diversity
  • Two International Masters of Gaming Law Masterclass sessions
  • Keynote addresses
  • Two evening networking receptions
For panel descriptions please clickhere.
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NCLGS is the only organization of state lawmakers that meets on a regular basis 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. Learn more about NCLGS at https://www.nclgs.org/.




Spectrum Gaming Group proudly serves as Executive Director of NCLGS.

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