Summer Meeting of Legislators from Gaming States


An examination of the future of gaming expansion across the country will be the focus of the Committee on Casinos when the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) convenes July 12-14 in Minneapolis. A Summer Meeting-record 42 legislators – and counting – are registered for the three-day conference at the Radisson Blu Downtown.

The NCLGS Summer Meeting – the only gaming conference where the legislative decision-makers meet – is open to the public. To view the agenda, register, and book rooms at the host hotel at special attendee rates, visit

The NCLGS Committee on Casinos, chaired by Michigan Representative Brandt Iden, will hear from the following experts:

Wes Ehrecke, president and CEO, Iowa Gaming Association
James Klas, founder & Principal, Klas Robinson
Matthew Roob, SVP, Spectrum Gaming Group
Bobby Soper, CEO, Sun Gaming & Hospitality

“While sports betting has brought new opportunities to the states that have legalized it, it has also raised concerns of gaming saturation. Can these states accommodate new forms of gaming? And are there other markets that would benefit from the expansion or introduction of gaming?” said Michigan Representative Brandt Iden. “Legislators on the Committee on Casinos look forward to hearing from the expert panelists and discussion this important topic.”

The Summer Meeting has been approved for 10.75 and 10.0 Continuing Legal Education credits by the Minnesota and Nevada bars, respectively, underscoring its importance as a premier gaming policy forum.

The three-day NCLGS Summer Meeting agenda includes:

Six legislative committee sessions: Casinos, Emerging Forms of Gaming, Indian Gaming, Lotteries, Responsible Gaming, and State-Federal Relations
Keynote Luncheon Address: “The Next Five Years of Gaming,” by Timothy Wilmott, CEO, Penn National Gaming, and Chairman, American Gaming Association
The Masterclasses conducted by the International Masters of Gaming Law
Special general session panel examining gaming's evolution toward entertainment
Thursday evening cocktail reception
Friday evening welcome reception
Saturday afternoon tour of Sportradar offices
For sponsorship information, contact Legislators, those seeking NCLGS membership information should contact Wayne Marlin at

The Summer Meeting is again co-locating with the GLI University Mid-Year Regulators Seminar on July 11. For more information, visit

NCLGS is the only organization of state lawmakers that meets on a regular basis to discuss issues relating to gaming. Members of NCLGS serve as chairpersons or members of state legislative 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 regulation and economic and social impacts of the industry. The NCLGS Foundation is the educational and research arm of NCLGS. The 501(c)(3) non-profit is a source of non-partisan data on issues of gaming legislation and regulation.

Spectrum Gaming Group, which has performed advisory and consulting work for gaming operators, regulators and legislatures in 39 US states and territories and in 47 countries on six continents, serves as Executive Director of NCLGS.

SOURCE National Council of Legislators from Gaming States

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