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ELG News: Alumni Advisory Board, #TakeoverTuesdays, and More

During Q1, The Innovation Group has been working internally to further develop and advance the Emerging Leaders of Gaming program. Up first, we currently are working to form a board of 40 Under 40 alumni to advise us on the direction of the program and help prioritize efforts, from networking and communications to the evolution of our signature 40 Under 40 list. Stay tuned for a future announcement about the board members and their short-term priorities.


We also are excited to be updating our social media efforts and to soon launch “Takeover Tuesdays” on Twitter, where current and former 40 Under 40 will have the opportunity to highlight the work they’re doing and the trends they’re watching on our ELG handle. If you are interested in participating in a #TakeoverTuesday, please contact Keli Elkins for more information.


Finally, you may notice a few regular “columns” from The Download missing in this issue. Both the Global Gaming Business profiles featuring individuals from our most recent class of 40 Under 40 and our roundup of leadership news have moved to Twitter in an effort to provide them in a more timely and regular fashion. If you aren’t following us there yet, please be sure to add @gaming_leaders to your feed!

The Importance of Retail & Digital Integration in the iGaming Sector

Will Whitehead, Commercial Director, mkodo

Digital advances of the 21st Century have significantly improved how consumers integrate digital elements into their everyday lives. From shopping to banking and the use of social media to stay connected, a lot is now achievable from a smartphone in the palm of your hand. Digital technologies have secured themselves as a critical part of any product strategy. Now, more than ever, it is important to offer customers the opportunity to interact with your brand or purchase your product digitally via a phone or tablet. Click here for full article.


If you are interested in submitting an article for The Download, please contact Keli Elkins.


40 Under 40 Nominations Now Open!

ELG and Global Gaming Business are excited to announce that nominations for the next class of the ELG 40 Under 40 now are open. Remember, you can nominate yourself as well as friends or colleagues. Or, reach out to a mentor to see if they are willing to submit a nomination on your behalf. Nominations close August 15. Click here to access the nomination form, and please contact Allison McCoy with any questions.


April 12-14 | ICE London | London

Attending ICE? The new Pillar Hall Casino created in South Halls near entrance S5 is expected to be a great place for pop-up meetings and networking. Contact Keli Elkins if you are looking to connect with fellow ELGs.


April 19-22 | Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention | Anaheim

Members of The Innovation Group and ELG teams will be attending NIGA later this month in California. To connect for a coffee or drink and conversation, contact Allison McCoy.


Attending the NIGA Conference? Check out The Casino Floor of the Future on Wednesday, April 20 at 9:00 AM, Room 204 C. Moderated by TIG’s Chris Irwin, featuring FireKeepers CEO Kathy George and Rolling Hills GM Steve Neely.


April 27 – 29 | IMGL Spring Conference | Seattle

ELG is joining forces with the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) for the “Next Gen” Pub Crawl at their Spring Conference in Seattle, Washington. Whether you are attending IMGL or not, emerging leaders in the area are invited to join IMGL to explore the many unique pubs, joints, and speakeasies of Seattle. Join the fun on Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 PM beginning at The Zig Zag Cafe, then follow along to Bathtub Gin & Co., and the Fog Room. Click here for fuldetails.


  • TIG President Michael Soll joined the International Center for Responsible Gaming board of directors, and Keli Elkins formally joined TIG’s team. Read more here.

  • Check out the growing number of profiles from our most recent class of ELG 40 Under 40 here
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