NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lotteries across the United States are confronting multiple, unprecedented challenges and opportunities such as ilotteries, sports betting and the convergence of lottery and casino games in the online space. Lottery directors, legislators and other experts will examine these issues when the Committee on Lotteries meets at the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) Winter Meeting, January 4-6 in New Orleans.
Registration and host-hotel reservations for the three-day conference are now open at http://www.nclgs.org/meetings.html. A limited number of rooms at host Harrah's New Orleans are still available at special attendee rates.
Rhode Island this week became the first lottery to operate sports betting and several others may follow suit. This is just one example of how lotteries are moving beyond their traditional games to sustain and grow their revenue.
"The business model that state lotteries have relied on for many years is changing rapidly, due to forces ranging from technology and demographics to sports betting, igaming and political considerations," said Committee Chair Joe Verrengia, a Representative from Connecticut. "This panel of experts will help legislators ensure that emerging business models continue to serve the public interest."
The Committee will hear from the following presenters:
- Gerald Aubin, Director, Rhode Island Lottery
- Rose Hudson, President and CEO, Louisiana Lottery Corporation
- Gordon Medenica, Director, Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency
- Bill Pascrell III, Lobbyist, Princeton Public Affairs Group
- Peggy Daniel, US General Manager, The Lotter Group
More than 200 attendees, including dozens of state legislators, are expected to attend the three-day NCLGS Winter Meeting. The conference agenda includes:
- Keynote Luncheon Address from former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, whose arguments before the Supreme Court resulted in overturning the federal prohibition on sports betting
- Six legislative committee sessions: Casinos, Emerging Forms of Gaming, Lotteries, Pari-Mutuels, Sports Betting/iGaming, and State-Federal Relations
- The Big Picture: Focus on Freshman Class of Legislators – an introduction to gaming
- Two Masterclasses presented by the International Masters of Gaming Law
- Friday evening welcome reception
- Saturday afternoon offsite event
- Sunday general session focusing on the relationship between gaming and tourism
The Winter Meeting has been approved for 10.25 and 10.0 Continuing Legal Eduction credits by the Louisiana and Nevada bars, respectively, underscoring its importance as a premier gaming policy forum.
To view the NCLGS Winter Meeting agenda, register, and book hotel rooms at the host hotel at special attendee rates, visit http://www.nclgs.org/meetings.html.
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 36 US states and territories and in 47 countries on six continents, serves as the Executive Director of NCLGS.
SOURCE National Council of Legislators from Gaming States