Gaming 101 workshops added to legislators conference

Gaming 101 workshops added to legislators conference

Monday, November 14, 2016 Posted by Totally Gaming

The Winter meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) has developed a series of special sessions to educate legislators from across the United States who need to fully understand how gaming works, and what role government can play in shaping its future.

The special sessions, titled “Gaming 101,” focus on the Casino Landscape and Performance, Taxation, Public Policy, Regulation, a Legislative Overview, Economic Impacts and Future Trends.

The sessions are designed to help recently elected legislators and others understand gaming policy issues. Input will be provided by globally recognised experts from organisations ranging from Indiana state government to the University of Massachusetts to Princeton Public Affairs Group. Professionals from Spectrum Gaming Group – which serves as the Executive Director of NCLGS – and Spectrum Gaming Capital will also lead sessions.

Bill Galvano is president of NCLGS and the Florida Senator has held numerous leadership positions in Florida, including Senate Majority Leader. He commented: "NCLGS exists to help lawmakers and other stakeholders develop effective gaming policies, and Gaming 101 has long played a pivotal role in that effort. These sessions will prove valuable to both veteran and freshman legislators, and will help define and crystallise some of the issues that they will inevitably face in their own statehouses in coming months and years.”

Delaware Rep. Helene Keeley, a past president of NCLGS and a veteran legislator who also serves as vice chair of the House Gaming & Pari-mutuels Committee in Delaware, added: “Our conferences attract a broad array of stakeholders, including operators, suppliers, regulators and investors. Our goal is to ensure that all of stakeholders gain a better understanding of these critical issues. Achieving that goal helps everyone, particularly our legislative membership.”

The NCLGS Winter Meeting takes place January 6-8 at the historic Hotel Valley Ho here. Registration is open to all legislators and the general public. Click hereto register. Registered attendee are eligible for a discounted conference rate at the hotel. The conference includes presentations from industry experts in Responsible Gaming, Pari-Mutuels, Lotteries, Casinos, and State-Federal Relations, which covers both Internet and tribal gaming issues. The International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) is also developing sessions that will address critical trends such as the emergence of e-sports.

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