Responsible-gaming practices and policies will feature prominently at the forthcoming Winter Meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS). Sessions on responsible gaming will take place during all three days of the conference, which will be held from January 10 to 12 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.

The Committee on Responsible Gaming will meet on Friday, January 10, to hear from experts discussing the best practices around responsible gaming. On Saturday, January 11, the Responsible Gambling Collaborative, comprising leading gaming industry organizations, academic professionals, and advocacy groups, will unveil new principles designed to advance more effective responsible-gambling policies and regulations.

NCLGS President William Coley, a state senator from Ohio, commented: “Policymakers are always focused on the role that responsible gaming plays in public policy. As the gaming industry plunges headlong into sports betting, esports and other new forms of gaming, that focus on responsible gaming needs to be sharpened.” 

The discussion will continue on Sunday, January 12, with a general session addressing the particular concerns about responsible gaming within the context of sports betting. Sunday speakers, representing major stakeholders in sports betting, will also be commenting on ideas generated in earlier sessions.

“The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States is at the forefront of elevating effective responsible gambling policies, making this a prime forum for unveiling the Responsible Gambling Collaborative’s Effectiveness Principles,” said American Gaming Association President and CEO Bill Miller, who will also serve as the keynote luncheon speaker on January 10. 

He added: “The AGA is proud to work with this esteemed group of experts to define the next generation of responsible gambling practices and drive critical research on this important issue.”