Impacts of Illegal Gambling 

to be Focal Point at NCLGS Winter Meeting, 

December 8-11 in Las Vegas



LAS VEGAS: The size, impacts and extent of illegal gambling will be a focal point when the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States convenes for its Winter Meeting, December 8-11 at Resorts World Las Vegas. 


While the extent of illegal and unregulated gambling is unknown, its existence is unquestioned. States have been endeavoring for decades to battle an industry that is neither taxed nor regulated. The absence of regulation and licensing also means the absence of controls on responsible gaming and underage gambling, among other serious issues.  


The NCLGS panel session Fighting Illegal Gambling: How a Legal, Regulated Industry Can Win will be moderated by NCLGS President Jon Ford, a senator from Indiana. Expert panelists include: 


  • Greg Brower, Chief Global Compliance Officer, Wynn Resorts 
  • Danny DiRienzo, Senior Director, Government Relations, GeoComply (former US Secret Service) 
  • Fredric Gushin, Managing Director, Spectrum Gaming Group (former Assistant Attorney General, New Jersey) 
  • Christopher Hebert, Director of Gaming Division, Louisiana Attorney General’s Office  
  • Jeff Morris, Vice President, Public Affairs and Government Relations, Penn Entertainment 


As the only gaming conferences that focuses on legislative decision-making, the NCLGS semiannual meetings attract dozens of lawmakers from across the country among the more than 300 expected attendees.  


The four-day Winter Meeting will include six NCLGS Committee presentations, two general session panels, morning and luncheon keynote addresses, International Masters of Gaming Law Masterclasses, 2023 igaming legislative preview, two evening networking receptions, and off-site tours. Click here to view the Winter Meeting agenda and register to attend. 


For sponsorship information, contact Josh Faber at jfaber@nclgs.org. For legislators and others seeking NCLGS membership information, contact Wayne Marlin at wayne.marlin@nclgs.org.  



The Sports Betting Regulators Association, a project of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, will once again co-locate with NCLGS, meeting on December 8. 


About NCLGS: 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.  


NCLGS meetings are organized and produced by Spectrum Gaming Group, which serves as NCLGS Executive Director. 


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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. Learn more about NCLGS at https://www.nclgs.org/.
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