The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) has published details of the agenda and opened registration for its 2020 Winter Meeting, which takes place January 10-12 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. The group is aiming to build on what was a record total and legislative attendance at last year’s effort.

A robust three-day agenda includes six legislative committee hearings that will focus on legal, regulatory and operational aspects related to sports betting alongside lottery and casino – both commercial and tribal. Keynote speakers will be announced in October.

Council President and Ohio State Senator William P Coley said: “We have developed a cutting-edge Winter Meeting agenda based on the feedback of dozens of legislators from across the country. From start to finish, it addresses vital issues that legislatures – as well as other stakeholders – need to consider as they seek to understand the many facets of gaming.” 

He added: “We invite anyone with an interest in the policy, regulation and outlook of legalized gaming to attend this important event.”

The NCLGS Winter Meeting agenda comprises legislative committee sessions on casinos, emerging forms of gaming, Indian gaming, lotteries, responsible gaming, and parimutuel wagering.

There will also be two IMGL Masterclass panels conducted by the International Masters of Gaming Law focusing on sports betting and the state-tribal compacting process. A special general session panel will focus on how gaming can attract capital investment and generate employment.