US Gaming Industry Looks to Denver for NCLGS Summer Meeting

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The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) has revealed details about its summer meeting that will bring together legislators, lobbyists, operators and other gambling industry stakeholders.

The NCLGS Summer Meeting is beginning today (12 July) and will continue until 15 July at the Sheraton Downtown Denver. It will focus on the development of the regulated industry and the challenges it faces.

There will be several panels held over the course of the event, and attendees will have the chance to hear from various experts and influential people in the industry as they discuss gambling regulation, mergers and acquisitions, responsible gambling, and more.

Speakers and Moderators

The Summer Meeting is beginning with a session called “Mergers and Acquisitions” and Kevin Ryan, a representative from Connecticut, will moderate it. Joining him are Jordan Bender (a senior equity analyst at JMP Securities), Ali Bartlett (a partner at Bose, McKinney and Evans), Anna Marin Russell (Ohio Casino Control Commission’s senior legal counsel) and Peter Kulick (Dickinson Wright’s member and taxation co-chair).

David Muradian, a representative from Massachusetts, will moderate the second session, “Intersection of Regulatory Enforcement and Gaming Policy”. On the panel are Jay McDaniel (Mississippi Gaming Commission executive director), Dan Hartman (Colorado Division of Gaming’s former director of gaming), Sean M. McGuinness (a partner with Butler Snow LLP), and Charles Moore, (Wyoming Gaming Commission’s executive director).

Legislators and Regulators from 28 States Head to Denver

At present, the NCLGS’ Summer and Winter Meetings are the only US gaming conferences to “focus on the goals and plans of legislative decision-makers”. It is expected that more than 90 representatives of regulators and legislators from 28 different states will attend this week.

There is a huge amount happening over the three days including talks from David Highhill, the NFL’s VP and general manager of sports betting, Mark Ferrandino, Colorado Department of Revenue’s executive director, and Adrian Vella, CEO of Tipico North America.

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