Amid the continuing expansion of casino gaming throughout the United States, the upcoming Summer Meeting of National Council Of Legislators From Gaming States is set to focus on the definition of saturation alongside the need to balance fiscal revenues with operator success.
Due to take place at the Boston Marriott Newton from July 29 to 31, the Summer Meeting will additionally discuss the differences between types of casinos and the multitude of legal and regulatory issues in gaming states.
The first day of the conference will include a panel discussion moderated by New Hampshire State Senator Lou D’Allesandro and featuring prominent speakers such as John Finamore, Senior Vice-President for Penn National Gaming, and Bobby Soper, President of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority. This group is additionally set to comprise Brian Hansberry, Gaming President for Delaware North Companies, the American Gaming Association’s Sara Rayme and John Taylor, Chairman of the Twin River Management Group, with the inaugural sessions also offering topical committee meetings and discussions covering topics as broad as problem gambling, casino saturation, the future of lotteries, Indian gaming and online gaming.
Subsequent roundtable discussions for the Summer Meeting, which is open to the general public, are to focus on the gaming experience in Massachusetts alongside gaming taxation and policy with attendees also able to participate in an on-site visit to the nearby Plainridge Park Casino.
A non-profit and non-partisan organization comprised of state lawmakers from around the United States, the National Council Of Legislators From Gaming States declared that the list of confirmed Summer Meeting speakers is also set to include regulators, attorneys and casino operators as well as lottery and parimutuel experts and suppliers.