NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Winter Meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS), which takes place January 4-6 in New Orleans, has been approved for Continuing Legal Education credits by the legal boards in both Louisiana and Nevada, underscoring its importance as a premier gaming policy forum.
The Winter Meeting program has been approved for 10.25 general credit hours by the Louisiana State Bar Association and 10.0 general credit hours and by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education.
"The opportunity for gaming attorneys to continue their education at the NCLGS Winter Meeting demonstrates the high value of this conference," said Michael Zatezalo, Immediate Past President of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) and a Director at the law firm of Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter in Columbus, OH.
"The IMGL has been proud to work with NCLGS and offer its Masterclasses as part of the Winter and Summer meetings for the past several years. These conferences are a great opportunity for legislators, regulators and all those involved with the gaming industry to share ideas and best practices," he said.
More than 200 attendees, including dozens of state legislators, are expected to attend the three-day NCLGS Winter Meeting. The conference agenda includes:
- Six legislative committee sessions: Casinos, Emerging Forms of Gaming, Lotteries, Pari-Mutuels, Sports Betting/iGaming, and State-Federal Relations
- Gaming Overview for Incoming Legislators
- Two Masterclasses presented by the International Masters of Gaming Law
- Thursday evening welcome reception
- Friday evening attendee reception
- Saturday afternoon back-of-house tour of Harrah's New Orleans Casino
- Sunday general session focusing on the relationship between gaming and tourism
To view the NCLGS Winter Meeting agenda, register, and book hotel rooms at the host Harrah's New Orleans Hotel at special attendee rates, visit http://www.nclgs.org/meetings.html. Rooms are available at the special rates through December 11.
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