Michelle Cohen and Jessica Feil to Speak at 2016 NCLGS Summer Conference in Boston

Speaking Engagement
Jun 30, 2016

Michelle Cohen and Jessica Feil to Speak at 2016 NCLGS Summer Conference in Boston

The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) is the only organization of state lawmakers that meets on a regular basis to discuss issues in regard to gaming.  Members of NCLGS chair or are members of 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 proper regulation of the industry.

NCLGS is a proactive participant in educating legislators on gaming issues, in the development of public policy related to state-authorized gaming, and, where consensus exists, in representing the states before Congress and the executive branch of the federal government on states’ rights issues relating to gaming.

NCLGS is structured to include committees on lotteries; pari-mutuels; casinos; responsible gaming; and state-federal relations focusing on Indian gaming issues, and telephone & internet wagering.

NCLGS meetings provide information on cutting edge gaming issues that legislators need to know.  NCLGS programs include balanced panel presentations that offer opposing views.

The Summer Meeting begins July 29 with topical committee meetings and sessions that cover problem gambling, casino saturation, the future of lotteries, Indian gaming, and Internet gaming, among others. Other roundtable discussions will focus on gaming saturation in the Northeast, gaming taxation, and gaming policy. Attendees will also be able to participate in an on-site visit to Plainridge Park, the only casino currently operating in Massachusetts.

Agenda portion Cohen and Feil are slated for – Friday July 29th

Special Committee Session on Pari-Mutuels
Down the Stretch: What is Racing’s Future?State of horse-racing industry. State of greyhound-racing industry. Trends in racing and wagering. Tracks with gaming vs. tracks without gaming. Historical-horse racing machines – legality and performance.

Chair: Member of the Committee
Presenters: Brad Cummings, President / CEO, Equilottery
Jessica A. Feil, Associate, Ifrah Law
Steven Geller, Shareholder, Greenspoon Marder
Jack Jeziorski, Executive Vice President, Monarch Content Management
Karl Sleight, Member, Harris Beach PLLC
Committee on Lotteries
Seeking Growth Opportunities, Converging with Casinos
Sales trends and growth prospects – by revenue and by game type. Retail VLTs – the next big thing? Are lotteries becoming gaming companies? Online products – coming soon or not? State vs. private operation.

Chair: Member of the Committee
Presenters: Michelle Cohen, Ifrah Law
Bill Egan, Senior Lottery Associate, Spectrum Gaming Group
Kurt Freedlund, President, LottoInteractive
Tim Lowry, DLA Piper
Jon Porter, President & CEO, The Porter Groups


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