EGR Global has confirmed the first of its first speakers for the inaugural EGR East Coast Briefing at Le Méridien in Philadelphia on June 26. Golden Nugget’s Thomas Winter and Penn National Gaming’s Chris Sheffield will be among a number of key industry figures set to discuss US sports betting at the event.

The invitation-only event will provide a forum for senior executives from local and international gambling firms to discuss the potential opportunities of US sports betting and the road to regulation via the ongoing court case regarding PASPA. Winter and Sheffield will be joined in their high level discussions by the American Gaming Association, Eilers & Krejcik Gaming and senior politicians among others.

Delegates can look forward to a package including complimentary attendance to all sessions, free refreshments and meals, access to networking meetings and a wide choice of roundtable discussions. The EGR East Coast Briefing will be followed by the annual EGR North America Awards, pitching operators and suppliers against each other in a total of 18 categories.