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NCLGS Summer Meeting - Denver 2017

June 9-11, 2017 — Westin Denver Downtown


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Approved for 10 General Credits from the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education

Friday, June 9

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. NCLGS Officers & Committee Chairs Meeting
Invitation Only
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Committee on Responsible Gaming
Preparing for the Future

Use and efficacy of technology-based tools ... Impacts of emerging forms of gaming ... How legal sports betting might impact problem gambling ... State funding for problem-gambling organizations

Chair:
  • Senator Becky Harris, Nevada
Presenters:
  • Jeffrey Derevensky, McGill University, and Director, International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High Risk Behaviors
  • Alan Feldman, Executive Vice President, MGM Resorts International
  • Daniel Kustelski, Co-Founder and CEO, Chalkline Sports
  • Francesco Rodano, Chief Policy Officer, Playtech

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Special Committee Session on Pari-Mutuels
Challenges Ahead

Animal welfare issues and social pressures ... Supply of race horses and impact on field sizes, racing days ... Legal, regulatory environment for allowing experimentation and innovation ... Attendance trends and marketing to next generation of racing patrons.

Chair:
  • Representative John Viola, Delaware
Presenters:
  • Mark Hillman, Vice President, Colorado Horsemen’s Association
  • Ed Martin, President, Association of Racing Commissioners International
  • Donald Smith, Vice President, North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians
  • Carey Theil, Executive Director, GREY2K USA Worldwide

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Networking Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Committee on Lotteries
Evolving from Certain Profit to Uncertain Future

Capturing millennials and new demographics ... can lotteries, casinos both go online in the same states? ... Examining the current and future lottery model ... which new technologies may work, which ones may not.

Chair:
  • TBA
Presenters:
  • Bill Egan, Senior Lottery Associate, Spectrum Gaming Group
  • Mark Hichar, Partner, Hinckley Allen
  • Tim Lowry, Partner, DLA Piper
  • Stephen Martino, Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance, MGM Resorts International
12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Keynote Luncheon
Colorado Senate President Kevin Grantham

The youngest of five children, Kevin Granthan grew up in a rural southea stern Colorado farming community in Crowley County that was and still is characterized by good, honest people, who have endured all manner of hardships. Between 2005 and 2006 he served on the Cañon City Board of Adjustments, during 2007 as the committee’s chair, and from 2007-2010 was elected to one of the at-large seats on the city council. Also from 2007-2010, he served as the Chairman of the Fremont County Republican Central Committee. During this time, his life-long belief that every Coloradoan, every American wants to make a life for themselves and their families led him to run in District 2 for the Colorado State Senate. After winning in November of 2010, Kevin was sworn into office on January 12, 2011. He has since served on a variety of committees including Appropriations, Ag & Natural Resources, State, Veterans, & Military Affairs, Finance, and the Legislative Council Committee. In 2014 Kevin was re-elected for a second term and now serves as President of the Colorado Senate. He is a 1992 graduate of Liberty University (B.A.) in Lynchburg, Virginia and a 2009 graduate of the Leadership Program of the Rockies. Over the course of his life he has been a hog farmer, sports reporter, onion processing plant employee, highway construction crew worker, restaurant employee and manager, real estate broker and appraiser among other things. Kevin is married to Caroline and their children are Raychel and Justin and they have three grandchildren. They make their home in Cañon City

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. State-Federal Relations Committee: Internet Gaming
New Administration ... New Outlook?

New DOJ’s treatment of Wire Act ... will the states pursue intrastate online gaming and how will they proceed? ... Updates on CA, PA and other states considering authorizing iGaming ... Lessons learned from DE, NJ, NV.

Chair:
  • State Senator William Coley, Ohio
Presenters:
  • Joseph Carlon, Senior Manager - iGaming, Gaming Laboratories International
  • Bill Pascrell III, Esquire, Princeton Public Affairs Group
  • Michael Pollock, Managing Director, Spectrum Gaming Group
  • Quinton Singleton, Vice President Corporate Strategy, NYX Gaming Group
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Networking Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. State-Federal Relations Committee: Tribal and State
New Administration ... New Outlook?

Should change in policy/tenor be expected from the Trump Administration? ... Will the BIA be as supportive of Tribes trying to get land in trust? ... Intersection of tribal and commercial gaming – in Connecticut, elsewhere.

Chair:
  • Senator William Coley, Ohio
Presenters:
  • Steve Bodmer, General Counsel, Pechanga Indian Reservation
  • Dan Little, Vice President of Government Relations, Dan, Aristocrat Technologies
  • John Roberts, Chairman, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
  • John Tahsuda, Principal, Navigators Global
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Committee on Casinos
Casinos & Marijuana: Legal and Policy Issues

Issues of medical vs. recreational ... application of current regulations ... segregation of smoking lounges ... can gaming licensee invest in marijuana industry? ...state law vs. federal enforcement.

Chair:
  • Representative Helene Keeley, Delaware
Presenters:
  • Melissa Kuipers Blake, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • Steven Geller, Esquire, Geller Law Firm
  • Cynthia Hallet, President & CEO, American Non-Smokers’ Rights Foundation
  • Christian Sederberg, Partner, Vicente Sederberg LLC
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. VIP Reception for Sponsors and Donors
Invitation Only
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Attendee Welcome Reception

Saturday, June 10

7:30 a.m. – noon Registration Open, Refreshments
General Session: International Masters of Gaming Law Masterclasses
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Retail Gaming: Revenue Source vs. Casino Cannibal

Retail gaming – i.e., the operation of a limited number of electronic gaming devices (typically 5-10) in liquor-licensed establishments – is operational in seven states. The most recent entrant, Illinois, has seen its retail gaming program surpass $1 billion in annual gross gaming revenue less than four years after launch. Other states are looking to join in. But at what cost to casino revenues – and thus future investment and employment in casinos? Experts on both sides of this fast-emerging issue weigh the pros and cons.

Moderator:
  • TBA
Speakers:
  • William Bogot, Partner, Fox Rothschild
  • Michael Bond, CEO, Tap Room Gaming
  • David Corey, Executive Vice President, Ohio Coin Machine Association
  • Chris Rogers, Vice President/Deputy General Counsel, Penn National Gaming
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Networking Break
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
The New Frontier: Emerging Forms of Gambling

Legislators, regulators, operators and consumers are facing a fast-growing array of gaming choices, from daily fantasy sports to skill-based machines to virtual reality gaming. But determining what is already legal within a state’s framework – and how to regulate it – can be tricky. Even determining when an activity is simply “gaming” vs. “gambling” is open to legal debate when considering the traditional elements of prize, chance and consideration. Gaming attorneys and regulators provide their insights based on state law, court decisions and legal opinion.

Moderator:
  • Representative Helene Keeley, Delaware
Speakers:
  • Gregory Giordano, Partner, McDonald, Carano, Wilson LLP
  • John Maloney, Partner, Law offices of John K. Maloney
  • Andromeda Morrison, Director of Skill Games, Ohio Casino Control Commission
  • Robert Stocker, Member, Dickinson Wright
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Executive Committee and Legislator Roundtable
1:30 p.m. Tour: Gaming Laboratories International testing lab
(Advance Registration Required)

Sunday, June 11

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration Open
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. General Session
Sports Betting: The Momentum Builds

The commissioners of the Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer and the National Basketball Association have warmed to notion of legalized sports betting. The American Gaming Association is vigorously lobbying for legalization, arguing that it would bring a predominantly illegal activity into a regulated, taxable environment. If approved at the federal level, would states have to opt in or opt out? Do states seeking legalization before such approval stand a chance in their various legal efforts to overturn the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act? What are the legal and economic ramifications?

Chair:
  • Senator Becky Harris, Nevada
Speakers:
  • Joe Asher, CEO, William Hill
  • Kevin Braig, Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
  • A.G. Burnett, Chairman Nevada Gaming Control Board
  • Dan Wallach, Partner, Wallach Legal
10:30 a.m. NCLGS Summer Meeting 2017 Concludes


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Legislator, Staff: General Member State $375
Other State / Federal Official $375
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