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NCLGS Winter Meeting - Scottsdale 2017

January 6-8, 2017 — Hotel Valley Ho

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Friday, January 6

7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. NCLGS Officers & Committee Chairs Meeting
Invitation Only
8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Welcome Address
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Gaming 101

An Introduction and overview of key aspects of regulated gaming. Special presentations on the following topics:

  • Casino Landscape and Performance
  • Taxation
  • Public Policy, Regulation
  • Legislative Overview
  • Economic Impacts
  • Future Trends

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. NCLGS Committee on Casinos
Expansion opportunities – geographically and demographically

Identifying the remaining untapped casino markets and the characteristics that make them viable. Sizing a casino (or casinos) to a market. Games and attractions that will appeal to the next generation of casino patrons. Potential to attract out-of-state tourists.

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Keynote Luncheon
Mark Brnovich, Attorney General, State of Arizona

Mark Brnovich
Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich was inaugurated as Arizona’s Attorney General in January of 2015. He has also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona and as the state’s Assistant Attorney General. He is currently the co-chairman of the National Association of Attorney Generals’ Gambling Committee the 2nd Vice Chair of the Conference of Western Attorneys General.

Prior to taking office, Brnovich served as Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming, a law enforcement agency that coordinates with tribal regulators to ensure the integrity of Indian gaming and investigates illegal gambling occurring off-reservation. During his tenure, the Department seized hundreds of illegal gambling devices and vigorously assisted in the prosecution of unlawful gambling operations.

As Attorney General, Brnovich is widely credited with restoring public confidence in the office of “Arizona’s Top Cop” and is known for enforcing the rule of law, protecting the vulnerable and assembling some of the most talented public servants in the country for his administration. Most recently, he argued at the United States Supreme Court regarding voter redistricting, was featured on the CBS talk show 60 Minutes in defense of capital punishment, and appeared on Times Squares’ largest billboards to combat human sex trafficking.

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. NCLGS Committee on Lotteries
Convergence or Collision?

As land-based casinos, video gaming companies and Internet gaming operators all seek to expand their offerings through technology, does this represent an opportunity or a threat to state lotteries that also seek expansion of online platforms?

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. NCLGS Committee on Pari-Mutuels
Status and Outlook

State of horse racing industry. Racetracks with gaming vs. racetracks without gaming. Status of historical racing machines. Profitability of tracks, industry. Future of greyhound racing. State attitudes toward industry.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. NCGLS Committee on State-Federal Relations
Jurisdiction, Legality over Emerging forms of Gambling

Sports betting, daily fantasy sports, Internet gaming on tribal lands – what is the federal government’s role vs. the states’ role in authorizing, regulating and taxing these and potentially other forms of new or emerging gambling?

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. NCLGS Committee on Responsible Gaming
Technology Impacts

Assessing potential impacts of new forms of gaming, such as online, mobile, daily fantasy, skill games. Uses of technology to monitor activity and assist players. Government’s role, including Massachusetts vanguard program. Findings from latest studies.

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. VIP Reception
Invitation Only
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Attendee Welcome Reception

Saturday, January 7

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Panel Discussion
Role of the Regulator

Rarely is the role of the regulator clearly defined by statute. Instead it is often left to the regulator itself to define whether it will advocate for the industry's growth and development or will instead act as a strict, and sometimes harsh, enforcer against the industry. This panel will discuss the ways in which industry can work with regulators and lawmakers to find a sweet spot that allows for increased revenues while protecting state interests.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Panel Discussion
Tribal Gaming Legal Issues with States

An update and discussion of the currently pending cases involving the roles of the tribes and the states vis-à-vis gaming, including recent cases and new compacts from Arizona, California, New Mexico and Florida.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Executive Committee and Legislator Roundtable
Invitation only

Sunday, January 8

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Refreshments
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: eSports
Gaming Taxation, Regulation: What is Right Approach?

Electronic sports are quickly becoming mainstream, with new professional leagues and television contracts. They are also becoming an activity for casinos, whether as entertainment for patrons, a sponsorship opportunity, or a potential activity on which patrons could wager.

11:00 a.m. NCLGS Winter Meeting 2017 Concludes

NCLGS Winter 2017 Scottsdale Meeting Registration Fees

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Legislator, Staff: Contributing Member State $300
Legislator, Staff: General Member State $375
Other State / Federal Official $375
Tribal Official $375
Industry $500
Spouse/Immediate Family Member $50


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