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Summer Meeting of Legislators from Gaming States Opens Friday with Record Attendance

  (July 10, 2018)

CLEVELAND, July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A record number of attendees – including a record number of legislators and a record number of state regulators – will open the Summer Meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States on Friday at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown.

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More than 210 attendees – including 37 legislators and 40 state gaming regulators – are registered so far for the NCLGS Summer Meeting, which continues through Sunday morning. Registration is open to the public and available online at The website also provides nearby hotel options, as the room block at the host Marriott has sold out.

"Our outstanding program includes a strong focus on sports betting and online gaming, which are of paramount concern to legislatures and gaming commissions throughout the country. We look forward to hearing from numerous experts on both subjects and to having robust discussions on these and other gaming topics," said NCLGS Officer Jon Ford, a Senator from Indiana.

The three-day NCLGS Summer Meeting includes:

  • Luncheon Keynote Address from Casey Schwab, Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs for the National Football League Players Association
  • Six legislative committee sessions: Casinos, Emerging Forms of Gaming, Lotteries, Pari-Mutuels, Responsible Gaming, and State-Federal Relations
  • Two Masterclasses presented by the International Masters of Gaming Law
  • One special general session panel examining the economic impacts of gaming
  • Friday evening welcome reception
  • Saturday afternoon tour of Intralot's facility serving the Ohio Lottery

The Summer Meeting program has been approved for 10.0 general credit hours of Continuing Legal Education by the respective Ohio and Nevada boards.

To view the full agenda, register and obtain hotel information, visit Although the conference room block at host Cleveland Marriott Downtown is sold out, numerous hotel nearby options are provided on the NCLGS conference web page.

For sponsorship information, contact Dawn Wagner at Legislators and others seeking NCLGS membership information should contact Wayne Marlin at

The Summer Meeting is co-locating with the GLI University Mid-Year Regulators Seminar on Thursday. Visit for more information.

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.


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