March 28, 2019

Fostering a Culture of Collaboration EDavisArticle
by Evan Davis, Vice President & General Counsel, SugarHouse Casino

"Just because you're a musician doesn't mean all your ideas are about music. So every once in a while, I get an idea about plumbing, I get an idea about city government, and they come the way they come."
The Grateful Dead's late, great Jerry Garcia had a number of unique insights during his 53 years on Earth. But the notion that your ideas don't need to follow your expertise is the one that sticks with me the most. Just because you're good at one thing doesn't mean that you can't have insights about something else. It sounds simple, but think about your company; is that how meetings, conference calls, and water cooler discussions really work?

"Meet a Mentor" with ELG  at NIGA NIGAMeetup
Wednesday, April 3  |  4:00 PM
Chairman's Lounge, Hall D, San Diego Convention Center

Emerging Leaders of Gaming (ELG) is excited to partner with the National Indian Gaming Association at Indian Gaming 2019. Join us for light snacks, peer-to-peer networking and the opportunity to meet gaming leaders interested in supporting your professional development. The Innovation Group (TIG) also will be sharing information about its recently expanded Native American Internship Program for working professionals in the tribal sector. Convention registration is required to access this event, but no RSVP is required. 
Meetup at Betting on Sports America BOSAMeetup
Wednesday, April 24  |  5:00 - 6:00 PM
Exhibition Hall

Meet and mingle with fellow Emerging Leaders invested in the burgeoning U.S. sports betting space during the drinks reception that will close out Day 2 at Betting on Sports America.  Click here to RSVP.
Join ELG for Cocktails & Canapes with IAGA at G2E Asia

Tuesday, May 21  |  4:00 - 8:00 PM
Bar Azul, Four Season Hotel Macao 
ELG is excited to co-sponsor the International Association of Gaming Advisors'
annual gathering at G2E Asia. Emerging Leaders in Macau or those attending G2E Asia are invited to join this respected event attended by industry leader s from around the globe. Registration for this event will be required and is opening soon. Please keep an eye on ELG social media channels for information about how to secure your spot. 
Feat ured "Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40" Featurees

Gena Caviness
National Indian Gaming Commission, Tulsa Region

Jackie Gibson
Executive Director
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Office of Public Gaming  

Jennifer Kearns
Executive Director of Marketing
Maryland Live! Casino
Tamara Malvin
Attorney & Partner, 
Litigation Practice Group
Akerman LLP
The ELG 40 Under 40 program reemphasizes the importance of responding to industry needs while fostering innovative solutions that benefit the industry on a larger scale. Receiving this award inspires and motivates me to continue instilling a positive impact on the industry and its future leaders."
-- Serkan Gecmen
IT, Innovation & Marketing Consultant
8-Pixel Consulting Group


ELG is looking to further develop its platforms with fresh content driven by  you . Authoring articles is an excellent way to showcase your expertise, develop your personal brand and market yourself in a crowded and competitive industry. ELG would like to support your professional development by publishing additional articles in our quarterly newsletters as well as via our LinkedIn group. Whether you're a seasoned or new writer, our communications team, including senior leadership from The Innovation Group, will work with you to develop your idea into compelling, thoughtful and digestible content. All submissions will be reviewed and considered for publication. Click here to submit your idea , or to learn more information. 
Watch Video from Our Webinar, "Sports Betting Partnerships & Market Access", with Betting on Sports America WebinarVideo 
Earlier this week, ELG hosted its first webinar of 2019 with our partners at Betting on Sports America. Breaking It Down: Sports Betting Partnerships & Market Access featured a compelling discussion about the Caesars-DraftKings deal and numerous insights about the changing landscape of sports betting in the U.S. Click here to watch the video.
International Market Updates

With more than 200 million inhabitants, Brazil is one of the largest untapped gaming markets in the world. Earlier this year, new legislation was introduced that broadens previous efforts to legalize casinos nationwide. Learn more about the opportunity in TIG's updated Brazil Gaming Market Forecast , produced with local partners at BetConsult .
Russia has committed to turning the Primorye Integrated Entertainment Zone into a regional tourism hub, emphasizing the important role casino developments will play in that process. However, current commitments in the Russian Far East bring into question whether a true casino cluster can develop there. Read TIG's examination.
With all six gaming concessions in Macau set to expire next year, there is much speculation about how license retendering will work and what the jurisdiction's objectives for that process will be. TIG expects diversification to play a major role - learn more here.
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Indian Gaming 2019, April 1 - 4, San Diego Convention Center
Betting on Sports America, April 23 - 25, The Meadowlands, New Jersey
  • Hear Brian Wyman at "Tribal View - How do Tribes See the Sports Betting Opportunity?" on Wednesday, April 24, 2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Meetup with ELG in the Exhibition Hall on Wednesday, April 24 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Details above)
  • Join TIG at the Betting on Sports America Networking Party, Wednesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. - midnight
G2E Asia, May 21 - 23, The Venetian Macao
  • Hear Michael Zhu at "IR Content Design Based on Lifestyle Marketing Trend" on Wednesday, May 22, 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
  • Join ELG at IAGA's Cocktails & Canapes Tuesday, May 21, 4 - 8 p.m., Four Seasons Macao (Details above) 

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Emerging Leaders of Gaming has established itself as the go-to network for young professionals assuming the next generation of leadership in gaming, entertainment, hospitality, food and beverage, tourism, and leisure. We continue to support the growth and development of these rising stars as they achieve their fast-track to success, destined to fill tomorrow's senior-level and C-suite management positions.  

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